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6 Best Appearances by Shipping Containers on the Big Screen

You may not know that modern shipping containers have been around for more than 70 years! And since their creation, containers have served many purposes for the greater good of improving the transportation of goods and reducing overall costs for companies. 

Not only have they done amazing things in the transportation industry, but they also had shining moments in film. Check out our list of Top 6 appearances by shipping containers. 

Movie Spotlight on Shipping Containers 

1. Lethal Weapon 2  

We love old school action movies. And Lethal Weapon really set the bar for police duo flicks. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover’s iconic roles alone merit a #1 ranking on top of any list. Barring the fact you may have evaded watching this late 80s classic, the pretty dramatic fight scene ends with Riggs’ nemesis getting the drop, literally.

Lethal Weapon 2

2. Step Up Revolution 

What better way to use shipping containers but for a lively and combative dance scene back drop. With their large group, their routine is reflective of their unified stand against the bad guy. Not the typical background for a dance but bonus points for creativity and the massive mob that comes out to perform their last dance. 

Step Up Revolution

3. I, Robot  

We love this movie that is set in the not so far future. And who doesn’t love Will Smith? We get full cinematic feels with the CG effect. And this scene is inundated with hundreds of shipping containers. But in contrast to the number of robots and how advanced they are, it almost looks rudimentary in this future world. 

I, Robot

4. Fantastic Four 

Yes, it’s number four because we did that on purpose. When first acquiring superpowers, Kate Mara, who plays Sue in the remake, use the shipping containers as test dummies. During the scene, you see her physical therapy is one of the things that can help the recovery process, and if you have access to this kind of support, you should take it. 

Fantastic Four

5. The Losers  

Very much like all the movies on this list, in the final climactic scene in the 2010s The Losers, it is action-packed and features a heroine bad-ass moment by Zoe Saldana’s character. Which interesting enough, this movie stars Chris Evans as well. And we all know they paired recently in this year’s blockbuster, Marvel Avengers: Endgame.

The Losers

6. Iron Man 3 

This final scene was absolutely epic with multiple iron men and even more bad guys. From a swinging shipping container to exploding shipping containers, this is one for the cinematic hall of fame. Not to mention, it includes one of our favorite Marvel superheroes, Iron Man.

Iron Man 3

Storage on Wheels 

Now that you know how awesome shipping containers are when you are looking for shipping container rentals, or if you want to purchase a shipping container, trust Storage on Wheels. We have a large selection to choose from with the capability to make any customizations! Contact us today for more information. 

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