Evolution, 2001

Director

Ivan Reitman

Cast

visit the film locations

Los Angeles: Flights: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

California State University, 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton in California

Southbay Pavilion, 20700 Avalon Boulevard, Carson, California

Trivia

See Hawthorne Plaza in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report.

Evolution location: Hawthorne Plaza, Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne

Evolution location: the mall: Hawthorne Plaza, Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne

Ivan Reitman takes a straightforward scifi thriller and gives it the Ghostbusters treatment.

All kinds of weird creatures begin to evolve when a meteorite crashes into the desert at Page, Arizona. They must be used to this kind of thing by now – what with Planet of the Apes. And The Greatest Story Ever Told, too.

‘Glen Canyon Community College’ is California State University, 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton in California, chosen because of its "60s business park" look.

The ‘Tumbleweed Pavilion’ shopping mall invaded by the giant flying thingy is Southbay Pavilion, 20700 Avalon Boulevard, Carson, California, on the outside.

Eagle-eyed sci-fi buffs might recognise the interior as Hawthorne Plaza, 12124 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, south Los Angeles, to which John Anderton (Tom Cruise) took precog Agatha (Samantha Morton) in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. You’d be hard pressed, though, to recognise its quarter mile-long roof, which was used for the freeway chase in The Green Hornet.




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