Ever notice how San Francisco seems to get spared in film? It’s true. Just look at “Independence Day”, “Armageddon”, “Deep Impact”, and most recently, “The Day After Tomorrow”. But, it’s not just in film. In the television world of Star Trek, the Starfleet headquarters of the future are based in San Francisco. No, it’s not just because it’s one of the best cities in the world, it’s because it made it through the third World War relatively unscathed. Hell, San Francisco even gets equated to heaven, as you could see in “Angels in America” where, when Al Pacino asks and angel what heaven is like, to which he replies, “It’s like San Francisco.”
The only movie I can think of showed SF getting hit was “The Core” but that was a fluke, since that wasn’t a good movie.
Maybe it’s because we have enough natural disasters here and people think that it’d just be ridiculous to hit us some more. But, if they were basin that on real life, then New York wouldn’t be such a target, since it definitely gets injured in real life quite a bit, due to its massive population density.
In all honesty, there are other cities that really don’t get picked on like SF. Seattle comes to mind, but honestly, regardless of how SF is portrayed as this foggy city, I’d much rather live here than Seattle, where Summer is all of five days long and the rest of the year, it’s winter.