In my film class, we were talking about typecasting. The explanation of typecasting is as follows, “In television, film, and theatre, typecasting is the process by which a particular actor becomes strongly identified with a specific character; one or more particular roles; or, characters having the same traits or coming from the same social or ethnic groups.”
Wouldn’t it be cool to cast Volkswagen cars into a stereotypical horror movies? You know, the one with the ditzy girl, the brave hero, the selfless best friend, the clueless clown, etc. Let’s figure it out.
Jetta – The enthusiastic girl who has a knack for getting into danger. She always follows her “intuition”, something that she actually shouldn’t do…
Tiguan – The leader of the pack. He usually takes the lead in solving mysteries. Although generally a very nice and handsome guy, Tiguan can be bossy at times.
Type II – The banana man. His impeccable athletic ability is triggered through fear; he only seems capable of performing such ability when panicked, making this feat is somewhat comical.
Beetle – The baby of the pack. Due to his cute appearance, girls seem to be attracted to him (a feature he secretly enjoys.) His inherent loyalty and courage does often force him to take a more heroic stance. He is the younger brother of Tiguan.
Golf – The brain of the group or often described as a “walking Wikipedia”. She is usually as a highly intelligent young woman with highly specific interests in science and some obscure fields, such as Morphology or Arachnology.
Imagine them being stranded on an island and mysterious and illogical things start happening, leaving them no choice but to investigate. But of course with their innovative ideas and technology, they are able to catch the culprit in a heartbeat.
Blur – Stereotypes