Originally Posted by chris08876
Jeez, Hollywood loves to just destroy this city in movies for some reason.
Yeah, that is because for the public is much more impacting when they see some known place destroyed rather that some unknown place. Even if you have never put a foot in NYC, it is one of the most, if not the most, recognizable cities in the world, it is a truly iconic city. So, for the common public, either in the US or any part of the world, it would be more shocking to see NY destroyed that, to say, Houston (except for the houstonites, of course)
I think one of the only exceptios was 2012, they sadistically destroyed Los Angeles and also Washington and Las Vegas, as well as Yellowstone and the Himalayas, but they never destroyed NY in screen (although it was supposed to be destroyed as well, as was the entire US)