Resident Evil 7 Ethan’s Car is a Dodge Challenger 1970 Being a Nod to the Vanishing Point Movie

1 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:09 ID: nijfd1
Resident Evil 7 Ethan's Car is a Dodge Challenger 1970 Being a Nod to the Vanishing Point Movie
2 : Anonymous2021/05/22 16:38 ID: gz2iyj1

Ethan's car is now just a lump of burnt metal in Baker's garage.

ID: gz2nhhc

Well its an interesting fact, because in Vanishing Point the Kowalski dies in an explosion by driving into a roadblock, kind of foreshadowing that Ethan's car is blown up and he himself also died in RE7.

ID: gz2wmys

Might wanna spoiler tag that last part

ID: gz3s40z

that's a big leap there buddy. that plot point was not thought up till re8, it's retro actively jammed in the plot to 7 there is no deep reference to a random movie in there.

3 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:08 ID: gz2mm8x

Nice car, Ethan!

4 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:19 ID: gz2nz9p

Took me from release until this years playthrough (roughly 3 times) to notice that Jack picks up his car and places it in his garage.

ID: gz2pce1

How do you reckon that?

ID: gz3e4tv

The car looks like Ethans and I don't think it was present in the Daughter's dlc, meaning they had to have acquired it after their infection

5 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:01 ID: gz2lr8w

With the color of the Evil Dead car

ID: gz2n9cl

Well its actually a post process effect, the source material has a white colour.

ID: gz2rwdq

Ah yes. The apolitical color.


6 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:41 ID: gz2qqk3

It’s not a perfect match for either, but Ethan’s car also might be inspired by Sam Raimi’s Delta 88 (seen in his movies, ie Evil Dead)

7 : Anonymous2021/05/22 21:06 ID: gz3f5we

Idk if they intended his car as a reference to anything but thats not a 70 challenger its a 71 judging from the grill

8 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:50 ID: gz2rrlu

Nice car, Ethan!

9 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:16 ID: gz2nlmu

Nice car, Ethan!

10 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:30 ID: gz2pdpm

Audioslave will show Ethan how to live.

11 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:50 ID: gz2ruuj

What a Chad

12 : Anonymous2021/05/22 20:48 ID: gz3cwzy

How is it a nod to vanishing point? It's the same car, but there is nothing about it that makes any sense as a vanishing point reference specifically. The car is also in Resident Evil 3 (most likely because of asset reuse).

ID: gz42wey

Yea, but it was a orange as a nod to the Dukes of Hazard /s

13 : Anonymous2021/05/22 20:19 ID: gz39egb

Man. Sometimes I wonder why there are so many ugly and boring looking cars.

When you can make cool looking ones like this.

14 : Anonymous2021/05/22 22:44 ID: gz3qf9b

I never knew that! Cool find. I've seen the original and the remake. Enjoyed both.

15 : Anonymous2021/05/22 23:43 ID: gz3x1db

Resident Evil 7 Ethan drives a car being nod to fast and furious franchise

16 : Anonymous2021/05/22 19:47 ID: gz35n65

I can’t believe I never picked up on this! Awesome find and an even more awesome movie!

17 : Anonymous2021/05/22 18:29 ID: gz2wlzn

Whats the movie about

ID: gz32247

Its about delivering the car from point A to point B. There is not much to tell, but to avoid spoiling I would tell you to watch it.

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Anyplace to watch it for free

18 : Anonymous2021/05/22 23:33 ID: gz3vxzj

By far the most heart-wrenching death in an RE game. RIP, you beautiful car.

19 : Anonymous2021/05/23 00:32 ID: gz42617

Wouldn’t that be a Charger in ‘70?

ID: gz42f07

Its a Challenger, movie was made in 1971, at that time it was brand new fresh model.

20 : Anonymous2021/05/23 01:24 ID: gz47hkc

Correlation is no causation. Just because they both have Dodge Challengers in it does not mean anything. It may have been a nod if Jack called Ethan Kowalski at one point, or refenced the plot from the movie like pointing at the car and saying " Well Ethan I bet you could drive from Denver to San Francisco in under 15 hours in this!". Unfortunately this is not the case.


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