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(Deadspin)   Coolest set of maps showing how Hollywood has destroyed America over and over again you'll see until the next cinematic apocalypse comes around   (theconcourse.deadspin.com) divider line 38
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2014-03-19 05:57:18 PM  
Nobody has destroyed Arkansas, Vermont or North Dakota yet. Lots of great story potential there.
 
2014-03-19 06:09:39 PM  
Missing a couple off the top of my head- Failsafe from 1964 in NYC, and Cloverfield from 2008, also in NYC
 
2014-03-19 06:33:02 PM  
I always wondered why Jason Robards walked into the fallout zone to die in The Day After.  Then I remembered that the alternative was spending the rest of his life in Lawrence.
 
2014-03-19 06:35:49 PM  
For obvious tactical reasons, alien attacks generally hit major metropolitan areas

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-19 07:21:29 PM  
What about Dr. Doom crying crocodile tears on 9/11 as though he hasn't flattened Manhattan dozens of times?
 
2014-03-19 07:22:39 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Nobody has destroyed Arkansas, Vermont or North Dakota yet. Lots of great story potential there.


The Fracking Companies are working on destroying North Dakota
 
2014-03-19 07:24:39 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Nobody has destroyed Arkansas, Vermont or North Dakota yet. Lots of great story potential there.


"The Creature That Ate Sheboygan!"
 
2014-03-19 07:27:39 PM  
List is a little simplistic.  For instance, Deep Impact is listed only as having wiped out NYC, but in the movie, they say that the whole east coast was decimated.  They even show DC being rebuilt.
 
2014-03-19 07:45:55 PM  
Atlanta wiped out in Gone With the Wind might have been dramatized, but it really happened. Haven't checked out In Old Chicago, but if it's about the Great Fire, that's not made-up fiction either.
 
2014-03-19 08:31:08 PM  
I always thought that the Lake Placid movie (s? really they made 3???) took place in Lake Placid, NY, not in East Buttfark, ME.
 
2014-03-19 08:40:26 PM  

Flab: I always thought that the Lake Placid movie (s? really they made 3???) took place in Lake Placid, NY, not in East Buttfark, ME.


Says the Canuck.
 
2014-03-19 08:59:57 PM  
They don't include Superman destroying Metropolis. Though I guess that would mean they'd have to acknowledge Metropolis is New York, and Gotham is Chicago.
 
2014-03-19 09:09:10 PM  
They forgot to list the disaster the hit Minneapolis . I'm guessing Contagion (2011)
 
2014-03-19 09:46:12 PM  

Catlenfell: They forgot to list the disaster the hit Minneapolis . I'm guessing Contagion (2011)


It is listed.    I guess the winters keep the rest away from us lol.
 
2014-03-19 09:57:40 PM  
Just one set in Iowa? Can't even recall what it was.

No disaster-type thing ever seems to want to destroy Iowa. That's all wrong. I want this place to burn to ashes every six-month winter. I can't be the only one.

/can't afford to move :(
 
2014-03-19 10:01:30 PM  
MISSING: Dante's Peak.
 
2014-03-19 10:02:07 PM  
Whoops. Nope. I saw it. Nevermind.
 
2014-03-19 10:03:43 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just one set in Iowa? Can't even recall what it was.

No disaster-type thing ever seems to want to destroy Iowa. That's all wrong. I want this place to burn to ashes every six-month winter. I can't be the only one.

/can't afford to move :(


it was some crazy movie about a disease that makes people murder and then the government nukes some city near cedar rapids. I think it was called The Crazies. I laughed, i cried, i was drunk as hell,

/Iowa has perfect weather for exactly 37 minutes every september
 
2014-03-19 10:12:21 PM  
For Philadelphia, they forgot 12 Monkeys.  Apparently, we're a good town for plagues and contagions.
 
2014-03-19 10:20:59 PM  

grimlock1972: Catlenfell: They forgot to list the disaster the hit Minneapolis . I'm guessing Contagion (2011)

It is listed.    I guess the winters keep the rest away from us lol.


And they didn't even film in Minneapolis.
 
2014-03-19 10:22:38 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Nobody has destroyed Arkansas, Vermont or North Dakota yet. Lots of great story potential there.


For ND, does "WarGames" count?
 
2014-03-19 10:24:23 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just one set in Iowa? Can't even recall what it was.

No disaster-type thing ever seems to want to destroy Iowa. That's all wrong. I want this place to burn to ashes every six-month winter. I can't be the only one.

/can't afford to move :(


R*A*D*A*R.
 
2014-03-19 10:26:36 PM  
Left out "Creature from the Black Lagoon" for Wakulla, Florida.
 
2014-03-19 10:32:41 PM  
Oh, and "Fail-Safe" nuked NYC. They left that one out too.
 
2014-03-19 10:38:30 PM  
They're missing a few in Colorado for sure. Gunnison, Colorado, the town wiped out in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. I know there's a few more in Colorado as well, just can't think of them off the top of my head.
 
2014-03-19 10:47:05 PM  

Dinki: safe


I came into to mention Fail-Safe, but the guy did get Cloverfield
 
2014-03-19 11:19:31 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just one set in Iowa? Can't even recall what it was.

No disaster-type thing ever seems to want to destroy Iowa. That's all wrong. I want this place to burn to ashes every six-month winter. I can't be the only one.

/can't afford to move :(

R*A*D*A*R.


This is some joke that eludes me, unless you're talking about the O'Reilly variety.  (Ottumwa is a fairly nice place..to drive through.)

There we go.  Couldn't scroll down the list on my phone. "The Crazies," in Ogden, Iowa.  Sounds about right.  (Can you tell I'm not a fan of this place.)
 
2014-03-19 11:22:57 PM  

mhedstrom: They're missing a few in Colorado for sure. Gunnison, Colorado, the town wiped out in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. I know there's a few more in Colorado as well, just can't think of them off the top of my head.


You'd think there would be more disasters with having a Stargate here.
 
2014-03-19 11:28:47 PM  
Keanu blowed up Chicago in Chain Reaction, which they left off the list as well.
 
2014-03-20 12:55:32 AM  

drongozone: Dinki: safe

I came into to mention Fail-Safe, but the guy did get Cloverfield


Maybe he's still adding stuff, but Fail-Safe is on there.

Unobtanium: Atlanta wiped out in Gone With the Wind might have been dramatized, but it really happened. Haven't checked out In Old Chicago, but if it's about the Great Fire, that's not made-up fiction either.


Pearl Harbor, Tora Tora Tora and World Trade Center were on the list.  Clearly, they don't care if the destruction actually happened.
 
2014-03-20 01:52:51 AM  

Robin Hoodie: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just one set in Iowa? Can't even recall what it was.

No disaster-type thing ever seems to want to destroy Iowa. That's all wrong. I want this place to burn to ashes every six-month winter. I can't be the only one.

/can't afford to move :(

it was some crazy movie about a disease that makes people murder and then the government nukes some city near cedar rapids. I think it was called The Crazies. I laughed, i cried, i was drunk as hell,

/Iowa has perfect weather for exactly 37 minutes every september


Iowa City? Lots of Hawkeye nutters there.

/ducks, flees

//Iowa's yearly 37 minutes of good weather are roughly equivalent to the length of time a Stargate event horizon can remain open. Coincidence???
 
2014-03-20 02:11:16 AM  
That kind of sucked. Cool idea, lazy execution.
 
2014-03-20 04:21:20 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Nobody has destroyed Arkansas, Vermont or North Dakota yet. Lots of great story potential there.


Mutant Cannibals from Nevada New Mexico Arkansas trap an entire state on vacation. The breeding scenes are confusing.

Vermont experiences its own Boston molasses disaster on a state wide scale. Sugar, ah, honey, honey...

A Finnish oil rig crew drills a bit too deep in North Dakota opening a portal to hell from which demonic minions spew forth. Oddly they have Russian accents.

Where are you hollyweird?
 
2014-03-20 08:15:10 AM  
Looks like Mark Twain was right about Cincinnati.
 
2014-03-20 09:03:46 AM  

Robert1966: That kind of sucked. Cool idea, lazy execution.


I think they were counting on the comments section to do their research for them
 
2014-03-20 10:37:27 AM  
I'm glad Return of The Living Dead was on there. When they said Louisville, KY (where I live) at the end everyone in the theater looked at each other in disbelief.
 
2014-03-20 11:52:41 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Nobody has destroyed Arkansas, Vermont or North Dakota yet. Lots of great story potential there.


If you look at the map of destroyed cities in Independence Day, you will notice Bismarck, ND is one shown, but the Minneapolis / St. Paul aren't shown.  I guess one 19 story tower in the middle of nowhere must be something important.
 
2014-03-20 01:09:07 PM  
Every invading alien should read this first.

it made me chuckle a few times.
 
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