Eco-Friendly Transportation Depicted Negatively
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Conservative Trope Examples
- Long time New York City resident Oliver Putnam (Martin Short) exclaims, "Oh please God, not the subway" and they opt to drive instead which is not a thing with real life New Yorkers
- Beckett and Castle are running away from mobsters late at night, but they discount the subway as an option to escape because Castle says it does not have a schedule. Beckett argues with Castle briefly, but his point is accepted that if the subway is *always* late, then it does not technically have a schedule.Staff AsideSubways, although not without issues like other transportation, have very reliable schedules especially in larger cities like NYC. And any delays experienced, in the long run are far better than dealing with traffic accidents and lane closures when driving instead.
- Hall Pass (2011) | Eco-Friendly Cars Depicted NegativelyRick "Owen Wilson" and Fred's (Jason Sudeikis) friend Ed says "you see the Prius? We're going green!" as the group walks past the Prius that's parked next to a massive gas-guzzling SUV Ed obviously has no intention of getting rid of.
- Traitor (2008) | Riding the Bus Depicted NegativelyTerrorists setup a situation where, "luckily" only a single -- instead of multiple -- buses is blown up killing scores of innocent people inside.
- The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) | Riding a Bicycle Depicted NegativelyAndy (Steve Carell) repeatedly gets made fun of for riding a bike as his primary form of transportation.
- The Siege (1998) | Riding the Bus Depicted NegativelyIslamic extremist terrorists blow up a bus with innocent people on board.
- The Devils Advocate (1997) | Taking the Subway Depicted NegativelyOn the subway, a man turns to Al Pacino and asks him "what the fuck are you looking at?" and pulls a knife on him after telling him to get out of *his* subway car.Additional Tropes: Cities Depicted as Overly Dangerous
- Speed (1994) | Riding the Bus Depicted NegativelyOne city bus is blown up and another held hostage by a terrorist who will blow it up if it slows down below 55 MPH unless a ransom is paid. Also, during a confrontation on this bus, a man accidentally stabs the bus driver.
- Adventures in Babysitting (1987) | Public Transportation Depicted NegativelyChris (Elisabeth Shue) and the kids she's babysitting are riding in an empty L-Train cart in Chicago when rival gangs enter from opposing sides ready to fight with switchblade knives during which Brad (Keith Coogan) has a knife thrown into his foot which Chris then grabs to make their escape.Additional Tropes: Cities Depicted as Overly Dangerous