6. 'Armageddon': New York Meteor Shower
The Paris of Armageddon may have gone up in the most poetic (and oh-so-brief) of ways, all destroyed Eiffel Tower and genuinely miffed gargoyles. But Bay gave no such grace to New York City: This is a full-body assault on Gotham (home to so many film critics), punctuated by a well-placed "whoa!" and "look at that!" and "we at war!" from a stunned, but still salty, cab driver. Do you have a favorite place in Manhattan? Odds are good that Bay eradicated it during his brutal meteor shower.