These movies also demonstrate a critical flaw in our perception of this beloved statue. As with many things near and dear to us, we've made Lady Liberty much larger than life.
Don't believe us? Google "Statue of Liberty smaller than I expected" to see what we mean. We simply can't handle the idea that the statue isn't that impressive in reality, and rely on the holy media data-mongers to shield us from the truth. It's already on record that, in the movie Cloverfield, they actually increased the size of her head by 50 percent because people were miffed by her unassuming presence.
Another great example is the cover of Escape From New York.
Whoa, that does look like 1997!
Look how tiny the people in the background are compared to the enormous, blank-eyed face of the Lady. Based on the scale, you'd think the head was at least 70 feet tall and that the gargantuan statue towers over our fair city, twice as tall as the tallest skyscrapers. In fact, the head is only a measly 17 feet and change. If they'd drawn it correctly on the poster, you barely would have been able to see it past Kurt Russel's surly mug. Head taller than a brownstone? Try smaller than your average traffic light. The free-throw line on an NBA court is 15 feet from the hoop.
Full disclosure: this is not actual NBA footage.
There are countless professional athletes on this planet right now who, with enough of a running start, could just jump right over that dour face without so much as grazing a sole against her stony forehead. It's not as impressive as you're imagining it to be. The entirety of New York City promises you this.