My favorite movies involve exciting adventures, such as in Sahara or Australia, which is why I write what I write. I also enjoy a good action flick. In fact, I have all the Bourne and Mission Impossible movies on DVD, which I re-watch at least once a year. But, with our ever evolving automobile technology will those classic car-chase scenes change?
recent car commercial a car sensed an object behind it and automatically
applied the brakes. How would Jason Bourne hotwire a vehicle on a rooftop parking
lot, throw it into reverse, speed toward the lip of the building, and catapult
the car over the ledge? In the future will smoke just roll from the tires as he
floors the gas pedal and the car brakes? And, what about stability control? The
instant a car senses a slip, it shuts itself down. This one has actually
plagued me while trying to get up the last switchback on a steep snow-covered dirt
road leading home. I could see dry ground just feet away, but my SUV decided to
apply the brakes, and back down the mountain I went.
adrenaline-pumping chase scenes of the modern movie be forced to progress along
a straight line? I’m assuming a “cookie” in a front wheel-drive vehicle with
stability control or a one-eighty direction change have become stunts of yore.
Will the parking assist function allow our hero to ram into the bad guy to
escape being pinned in and trapped? I’m sure my fellow creative writers will find ways to
overcome these obstacles and keep the tension high and action pulsing, but when
I close my eyes and picture car chases in the latest techno-cars I can’t help
but ponder the future of high-speed drama.