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5 Great Warehouse Scenes from the Movies

On a previous blog we explored the office in the movies. Now it’s time to get more industrial and take a look at 5 film scenes set in a warehouse. Not far from NovaLoca is Cardington Studios, one of the largest warehouse spaces in Europe, previously airship sheds, but now a space where many blockbusters have been filmed including Star Wars: The Return of Skywalker. 

 I feel like I should be offering some sort of viewing guidance here as violence seems to be a key theme. Not sure what that says about this particular workplace environment!

The Terminator (1984) The final scene

Directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Michael Biehn. 

Not an encouraging view of robotics in the workplace and the special effects seem a bit dated now but the tension as the two leads race to escape the Terminator is still there and it’s great to have a strong female lead, with a great last line.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) The final scene

Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Paul Freeman 

It’s a short but iconic scene with the Ark of the Covenant being hidden away in storage. It’s the least violent of the clips here, but not to worry as Indy returns to have a fight in another warehouse in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). 

Kick Ass (2010) Warehouse scene 

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz.

Note to self: don’t try and be a superhero. It’s not going to end well. But these caped crusaders do seem to like having a showdown with bad guys in warehouse locations. 

Reservoir Dogs (1992) 

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen 

I’m all for a bit of music in the workplace, but razors? No, really no. 

Birds of Prey (2020) Warehouse Fight Scene Movie

Directed by Cathy Yan, starring Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Bringing us into the 21st century is Harley Quinn. Not sure if she is a hero or anti hero but perhaps the ambiguity is what makes her so appealing. 

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