Kaboom! Top Five Movies in which Violence is Done to the Statue of Liberty

by on 04/05/12 at 11:04 am

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Why, why, why?

You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

5. The Planet of the Apes (1968)
What happened: Buried in sand!


4. Batman Forever (1995)
What happened: Helicopter to the face!

Peter Venkman: Kinda makes you wonder, doesn't it? Winston: Wonder what? Peter Venkman: Whether she's naked under that toga. She is French. You know that.

3. Ghostbusters II (1989)
What happened: animated by pink slime

Wasn't the Statue of Liberty there a minute ago?

2. Deep Impact (1998)
What happened: Destroyed, including decapitation, by tidal wave caused by asteroid

Disappointed as a boy that Escape from New York's movie poster promised a decapitated Statue of Liberty that never appeared in the film, Cloverfield's director decided to do it himself.

1. Cloverfield (2008)
What happened: Decapitated by monster
She also suffers violence in Escape from New York (decapitation), Disaster Movie (tidal wave), The Day After Tomorrow (tidal wave, then frozen), A.I. (drowned),  X-Men (shot in the face, and has her crown slashed by Wolverine), and 2012 (tidal wave).

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4 Responses to “Kaboom! Top Five Movies in which Violence is Done to the Statue of Liberty”

  1. Ernie

    May 4th, 2012

    Daniel Nester writes in: Movies with Violence to Statue of Liberty topic reminds me of Martin Brest’s student film, which the NYU film department would trundle out every couple of years showing alumni films. Hot Dogs for Gauguin set-up involves a planned explosion of Lady Liberty, all so an aspiring photographer can snap a photo of it for profit.

    Here’s one link with clips:


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    May 4th, 2012

    having worked for 2 months on that shot, i can confidently say that #2 is, in fact, a still from The Day After Tomorrow, not Deep Impact. i demand satisfaction!


    Ernie Reply:

    Uh oh! OK. Will replace right away. Thanks for the correction.



    francisco Reply:

    mostly i was excited to use the “i demand satisfaction” line :)

    fun fact! pretty much the same guy did the wave sims on both those movies. (that guy was not me)


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