Hollywood’s Attacks on the Golden Gate Bridge

Mike Krumboltz
Movie Talk

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 this weekend. The beloved California landmark has been a popular target in action flicks. It seems Hollywood just can't resist blowing the bridge sky high.

Over the years the Golden Gate has been ripped apart by mutants in "X-Men: The Last Stand," melted by unfiltered sunlight in "The Core," taken over by hyper-intelligent primates in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", and destroyed by an earthquake in "Superman," and even eaten by a giant shark in "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus." Poor bridge -- what did it ever do to deserve such rage?

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In honor of the bridge's birthday, here are some of our favorite instances of it being destroyed on the big screen. Here's hoping it never happens in real life? Are we forgetting your personal favorite? Please chime in with a comment below.

X-Men: The Last Stand

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

It Came From Beneath the Sea

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Shark vs. Giant Octopus