Oh yeah, the location shooting in the majestic mountains of Kansas.
When Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
tries to pass SoCal off as real-world New Jersey, it bugs the hell out of me. But putting mountains and a port city in a comic-book world Kansas? Doesn't bother me at all. In such a fantastical context, it's better to be interesting than to be accurate.
Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx
! All those wonderful chase scenes along the New York docks with the Cascade Mountains in the background!
And check the background of this classic scene from the original Captain Scarlet, where he mans a checkpoint at "one of the entrances to New York City":
Here's an actual entrance to NYC - the tollbooths at the George Washinton Bridge:
Plenty of time for a nice isolated chat with the bad guys in their car, eh?
In case y'all don't know how NOT mountainous and wild it is around New York - here's a picture I took from the window of a plane landing at Newark Airport, looking west over New Jersey: