Imagine you are driving safely back home after a day of work. Now imagine that a mechanical beast appears in your rear-view mirror and looks like you want to kill yourself, just like that. Well, it’s your lucky day, because this truck that instills fear is not only harmless, but also could be responsible for the arrival in time that you have ordered Amazon.
And is that this tractor has seen its exterior modified to become a sinister and amezante beast, a mass of metal painted in dark color and covered with sharp elements and chains. The chimneys, the ends of the body, the fenders, the flaps, the window frames, the parasol… Even the front bumper is pointed!
Do not be afraid, it’s the truck that carries your order
Amazon trucks that distribute their shipments between distribution points are not always the responsibility of the digital commerce company, some of their trailers are transported by subcontracted companies and one of these truckers is willing to give a lesson in rolling filmography or paste a scare of death to the one who approaches from behind.
It is so extremely dystopian that it could even be a viral promotion maneuver from Amazon to promote something, we do not know what or why, but what is clear is that the owner of this truck has certain influences.
Now, if the Camaro ZL1 1LE is too dangerous to travel around Europe because its bumpers could injure pedestrians, this mass is the worst nightmare of any ITV.
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (2015)
It is unavoidable. The first thing that comes to mind when seeing this Amazon semi is the War Rig of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ by George Miller. The truck that drove Furiosa (Charlize Theron) was a kind of mechanical mutation composed of a Tatra T815 chassis, a cab of an American tractor, Chevrolet Fleetmaster interior and two huge V8 engines supercharged inside.
But War Rig had a forerunner. In 1981 appeared ‘Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior’ the sequel to Geroge Miller to the first ‘Mad Max’ where on the fringes of the fight between Max and Humungus, a Mack R-600 looks like protagonist in the film and is a of the main sources of inspiration for the 2015 reboot.
‘The Devil On Wheels’ (1971)
Going back even further in the past we can find another mythical reference. This time in the suspense / horror cinema of the early 70s with that film that conditioned the nightmares of many young people: ‘El Diablo Sobre Ruedas’, the first feature film by Steven Spielberg.
In this film the driver of a Peterbilt 821 loaded with a tank harasses to despair David Mann (played by Dennis Weaver). The curious thing about the film is that what matters least is the driver of the truck that is not seen in all the footage and the fight becomes David against a truck.
‘The Punisher’ (2004)
Maybe so much paraphernalia has gone unnoticed, but on the front grill of the Amazon truck there is a skull of ‘The Punisher’. Frank Castle, the antohéroe of Marvel, passed from the comics to the cinema and the cinema to Netflix recently to delight the followers of the exmarine.
In addition to having the skills of a soldier with a desire for revenge, in his appearance on the big screen Castle also has time to modify a Pontiac GTO that in a way we can find similarities with the war machine Amazon
‘The Walking Dead’
If we talk about vehicles with an apocalyptic look we can not forget about ‘The Walking Dead’ and everything related to the zombie world, because there is no better means of transport to survive the rise of the undead than a large tonnage vehicle covered in spikes.
Yes it is true that in the AMC series we have not seen any tuning of this type. The closest thing we have been able to find in these eight seasons has been Rick’s caravan and the fire truck with which they crushed a few undead.
Seen the seen, perhaps they could borrow this truck from Amazon to try to beat Negan.