Updated May 17, 2021 - 10:55 am
“Army of the Dead” isn’t the first movie to imagine a Las Vegas that’s been at least partially destroyed. Not even close. Here’s a look at several others:
— “Resident Evil: Extinction” (2007)
Las Vegas is reclaimed by the desert after a zombie pandemic.
— “The Stand” (1994) and “The Stand” (2020)
Following a different pandemic, the city is destroyed, in both versions, by a nuclear blast.
— “Blade Runner 2049” (2017)
Las Vegas is an orange-hued wasteland following the detonation of a dirty bomb.
— “San Andreas” (2015)
A colossal earthquake destroys the Hoover Dam, along with, presumably, everything in the path of the unleashed Lake Mead.
— “10.5: Apocalypse” (2006)
Hoover Dam collapses in this miniseries, too, because of massive seismic shifts, and the Strip just sort of slowly sinks into the desert.
— “2012” (2009)
A giant chasm opens in the middle of the Strip as megaresorts crumble into the abyss.
— “Godzilla” (2014)
After rescuing his mate from a Yucca Mountain prison, some big praying mantis-looking thing leaves the Strip in shambles.
— “Mars Attacks” (1996)
Flying saucers blow up the old Landmark casino in a sequence of events that inspired the 2019 Tim Burton exhibition at the Neon Museum.
— “Blast Vegas” (2013)
College students on spring break steal a cursed Egyptian artifact, summoning a sandstorm that levels the Strip.
— “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” (2016)
A tornado blows through Shark World casino and its 25-story aquarium filled with sharks, sending the predators all over the Strip including, naturally, the Fountains at Bellagio.