A Caterpillar 977 L and a 1963 Jeep Gladiator make up a few of the local transportation options necessary for Graboid avoidance in 1990’s Tremors.
A rare (and in this case, fictional) mix up of the real world “dabbawalas” of Mumbai in The Lunchbox (2013) results in an unexpected connection.
The flawed adaptation of Asimov’s “I, Robot” collection manages to juxtapose its protagonist’s precisely contemporary nostalgia with a future built from logistical changes in the pattern of daily life—from the robots themselves, to vehicles for their transport and delivery, to the terrifying vision of the Lake Michigan lakebed crammed with storage containers of obsolete models.
One of the more familiar examples of Rube Goldberg machines, Pee-wee’s elaborate contraption, while not at all efficient in the conventional sense, seems to operate precisely to the particulars that Herman has specified.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom features what is quite possibly the most unrealistically complex mining operation in the history of cinema. Who built this?
How many Jawas can you fit inside a sandcrawler? Various schematics at various scales for the myriad of transportation technologies in Star Wars. Countless defenses have been offered to provide practicality for the AT-AT’s clunky locomotion, but the justification is obvious. It looks cool.
The greatest logistical invention in the history of humankind is transformed into a gruesome brundlebox because of a seemingly irrational drive to transport organics in David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986).