Monday, February 6, 2012
Godzilla makes a "Best Destruction of a Famous Landmark" list
Wearemoviegeeks.com has a great list chronicling the Top 10 "Best Destruction of a Famous Landmark" moments in film.
Godzilla lands in at number three with his destruction of the Tokyo Tower in the original "Gojira" movie!
A classic scene of course, well deserved in my opinion.
I'm surprised they used this scene from the Godzilla franchise...as one would think that the destruction of the Chrysler building, or the destruction of the Brooklyn Bridge, both from the 1998 film, remain far more memorable.
In any case the article states this about that Tokyo Tower scene:
GOJIRA, or for us Americans, GODZILLA! How many times has the grumpy green giant destroyed the Tokyo Tower? I tried to find the answer online, no one seems to know for sure. I would count, but that would take forever. The destruction of this landmark is almost as, if not more famous than, the landmark itself. First crunched by the mean green stomping machine in the original 1954 classic GOJIRA, the tall Eiffel Tower-like structure has been pummeled not only by various eras and incarnations of Godzilla, but also by rival massive monsters like Mothra and Gammera, even King Kong when he battled Godzilla. Take any on landmark, natural or man-made, and I doubt it's had as many destructions as the Tokyo Tower. Here's to resilience!
The article does manage to pick other interesting destruction scenes, such as the buried Statue of Liberty from the original "Planet of the Apes", the eroded Eiffel Tower from "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra", and the ripped apart Golden Gate Bridge from "X-Men: The Last Stand".
Check out the list right here:
wearemoviegeeks.com: Top Ten Tuesday Best Destruction of a Famous Landmark