Supervillains, martians, X-Men, and Mother Nature haven’t been kind to the White House in Hollywood blockbusters.
In recognition of the latest cinematic attack on the residence — under siege by North Korean commandos in — offers a look at a few notable film moments where the stately decor of the Oval Office has been obliterated.
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In , villain Non marches through the White House with impunity, punching through a pillar or two. Comically-green alien invaders zap away at the First Lady’s (Glenn Close) chandelier in .
An entire aircraft carrier is swept onto the manor during a global warming-induced tidal wave in . ‘s Nightcrawler, meanwhile, manages to evade and disarm teams of Secret Service agents on the way toward the Oval Office in the opening sequence of the film.
And, in what may be the most iconic decimation of the White House in Hollywood films, an alien force simply destroys the building with one laser beam blast in .