The Enterainment Value Of Destroying New York

And now, another movie that manages to destroy New York City. Why do we seem to get so much pleasure wrecking one of America’s greatest cities? “Cities are meant to be civic, communal places, yet – looking at Piranesi’s panoramas of ruined Rome, or Bill Brandt’s photographs of a lunar London during the blitz – we take a perverse pleasure in imagining them emptied. Is this because we wish our obnoxious fellow citizens dead, or because we know that the city will outlive us?”