I, Robot (2004)

In the 2004 sci-fi action film “I, Robot,” Detective Del Spooner, played by Will Smith, is attacked by robots while he is driving this Audi RSQ.  Specifically developed for the film, the vehicle could be seen at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, which ran an exhibit entitled “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles Of Science Fiction and Fantasy” from May 2019 through May 2020.

irobot1

LOCATION: Peterson Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Independence Day (1996)

The 1996 sci-fi action film “Independence Day” was a large scale production, filming in California, New York,  Utah, Washington D.C., New Mexico and more.  Capt. Steven Hiller, played by Will Smith, lives at this Los Angeles home, where he first spots the giant spaceship in the sky.

independenceday1

LOCATION: 6033 W 74th St, Los Angeles, CA 90045

The First Lady, played by Mary McDonnell, receives a phone call at the famed Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown L.A.  The hotel is a staple of film, having appeared in such movies as “Ghostbusters,” “Beverly Hills Ninja,” “Fight Club” and many more.

independenceday2

LOCATION: 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

The famous sequence with the fires engulfing the tunnel full of cars was filmed at the Second Street Tunnel in Downtown L.A.  This is another popular filming location, appearing in such films as “Kill Bill,” “Demolition Man,” “Blade Runner” and many more.

theterminator10

LOCATION: 620 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hiller drags a defeated alien across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.  The salt flats have been seen in many films, such as “Pirates Of The Carribean: At World’s End,” “The Tree Of Life” and this film’s 2016 sequel, “Independence Day: Resurgence.”  The I-80 freeway traverses straight through the Bonneville Salt Flats, with viewing points on the side of the road.  There’s also an exit to drive in for a closer look.

independenceday3

LOCATION: Bonneville Salt Flats, UT 84083

independenceday4

Wendover Airfield, located near the border of Nevada and Utah, served as the airfield where President Thomas J. Whitmore, played by Bill Pullman, gives his speech to rally the troops before taking their final stand against the aliens.  This scene was filmed in front of Hangar 2.  This area is private property, but they do allow tours.  Wendover Airfield has appeared in many films, such as “Con Air,” 1982’s “The Philadelphia Experiment” “Mullholland Falls,” The Core” and Ang Lee’s 2003 version of “The Hulk”

independenceday5

LOCATION: 345 Airport Way, Wendover, UT 84083

Hiller’s military uniform can be found on display at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is Las Vegas.

independenceday6

LOCATION: 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Bad Boys II (2003)

Much like the first “Bad Boys” film, the sequel “Bad Boys II” is set in Miami, Florida.  According to information online, the house of Marcus, played by Martin Lawrence, is somewhere on Bay Road, near Sunset Islands.  It is a particularly difficult location to identify.  The house is only seen from two angles in the film.  First, the back yard facing the water is seen and then the front of the house, facing out to the street is seen.  There is never a direct shot of the front of the house.  Several resources have attempted to identify the house by what can be seen on the waterfront.  We attempted to identify it by what could be seen on the street.  There is in fact a shot where an exact street sign can be seen in the background, which is E Rivo Alro Dr.  This places the home on Venetian Islands.

Looking at houses on E Rivo Alto Drive, a relatively short road, trying to match up screen shots with the outside view, we found one possible candidate to be this home.  Quite a few on the details align, but not all.  It’s possible the home was a composite of more than one location or some remodeling has since occurred.  We don’t typically include unconfirmed locations, but due to the fact no other resources we found even mention E Rivo Alto Dr, we wanted to present it as a possible location of the home.

badboys2-1

LOCATION: 205 E Rivo Alto Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The estate of the villainous Johnny Tapia, played by Jordi Mollà, was filmed at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The villa has been seen in many films, including “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “The Money Pit” and “Iron Man 3.”  The villa is open to public tours and regularly hosts special events.  Photography is permitted both inside and outside of the property.

badboys2-4

LOCATION: 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129

badboys2-5
badboys2-6

Later in the film, a shootout takes place in the garden area of the property.

badboys2-7

Bodies litter the street in front of this building, which serves as the Miami Bank in the film.

badboys2-2

LOCATION: 570 NE 81st St, Miami, FL 33138

The mortuary Mike and Marcus break into is actually the McArthur Dairy building.

badboys2-3

LOCATION: 6851 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

Here are some props from the film, on display at Sony Pictures Studio.

LOCATION: 10202 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Related articles: Bad Boys (1995)

Bright (2017)

The 2017 film “Bright,” starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, was filmed in Los Angeles, California.  Here is the house where Daryl Ward, played by Will Smith, lives.

bright1

LOCATION: 4501 9th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

Bad Boys (1995)

Michael Bay’s 1990s action film “Bad Boys” and it’s sequel, “Bad Boys II,” are famously set in Miami, Florida.  Marcus, played by Martin Lawrence, lives in this house in the first film, which is located near the Marlins Park baseball field.

badboys1

LOCATION: 737 NW 15th Ave, Miami, FL 33125

The police station where the pair work is actually the Dade County Courthouse.  The building was also seen in the 1981 Sydney Pollack film “Absence of Malice.”

badboys2

LOCATION: 73 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130

“Club Hell,” where Marcus gets into a fight in the bathroom, was the heavily dressed Scottish Rite Temple.  The same building appears in Michael Mann’s 2006 film adaptation of “Miami Vice.”

badboys4

LOCATION: 471 NW 3rd St, Miami, FL 33128

The apartment where Mike, played by Will Smith, lives was the former Collins Park hotel in Miami Beach, which was also seen in the original “Miami Vice” television series.  The property has since undergone heavy remodeling.

The tropical Art Deco-style Collins Park  Hotel, Miami Beach

LOCATION: 2030 Park Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Related articles: Bad Boys II (2003)

Suicide Squad (2016)

Rather than the usual film locations, for David Ayer’s 2016 anti-hero film “Suicide Squad,” which was mostly filmed around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we’re instead going to cover some props and costumes from the film, which were on display as part of the Warner Bros. Studio tour.

We begin with one of Jared Leto’s Joker costumes.

suicidesquad1

Some Joker props from the film.

suicidesquad2

suicidesquad3

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn costume.

suicidesquad4

Harley Quinn’s hammer.

suicidesquad5

Some Harley Quinn props.

suicidesquad6

The Panda Man costume.

suicidesquad7

Will Smith’s Deadshot costume.

suicidesquad8

Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang costume.

suicidesquad9

Some Captain Boomerang props.

suicidesquad10

Diablo costume.

suicidesquad11

Killer Croc costume.

suicidesquad12

Katana costume.

suicidesquad13

Rick Flag costume.

suicidesquad14

Amanda Waller costume.

suicidesquad15