I finally saw The Avengers over the weekend…talk about a fast-paced, action packed movie! (Definitely a 2-thumbs up movie, especially if you’re a sci-fi/comic geek like me.) While talking with friends about the movie, I started thinking about various movies where New York has City has been pretty much destroyed.

The top-five movies that come to mind are:

  1. Ghostbusters (1984) – can’t help but love the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and his destructive gooiness
  2. Armageddon (1998) – interesting theory since the news reports  asteroids are always heading for Earth
  3. The Day After Tomorrow (2004) – here climate change is the culprit
  4. Independence Day (1996) – aliens abound and are trying to take us over
  5. Deep Impact (1998) – a mega-tsunami  hits the East Coast after a comet hits Earth

After visiting New York City last summer, I began to wonder what New York City would be like missing all those iconic landmarks. We’ve seen the aftermath of 9-11, but can you imagine what the landscape would look like if it were missing the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, etc.?

When was your last visit to NYC? Be sure to visit before some other “alien force” comes to visit us and again destroys the “city that never sleeps.” Let Ingenious Travel plan your New York adventure before it’s too late!

What is your favorite “destroy” New York City movie?


11 Responses

  1. My first and only visit to New York was SO LONG ago, I’d love to re-visit. I don’t like “destroy movies” full stop, so I can’t answer that one, sorry!

    My favourite was a very early morning walk through Manhattan with a friend, just to catch the atmosphere.

  2. Sad to say, I’ve never visited NYC other than stopping at JFK airport, which doesn’t really count. It’s certainly high on my list of places to visit. I can’t imagine NY without the Chrysler or Empire State buildings!

    I like your questions about favorite destroy New York movies! Here are a few that I like:
    1) Escape From New York – Manhattan has become a gigantic high-security prison
    2) The Warriors – the city is not quite destroyed, but completely infested by warring gangs
    2) Planet of the Apes – NY (and the USA) is TOTALLY destroyed except for the upper torso of the Statue of LIberty! “You maniacs! You blew it up!”


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