In the 1990s, between The Rocketeer, The Shadow, and The Phantom, standalone, retro-styled comics films had a moment. Only one, however, featured Billy Zane galloping through the streets of New York City on horseback while wearing a skintight purple unitard. It’s hard to argue with anything so cheerfully corny.
A black hole is crushing St. Louis and an energy creature's nomming people, so the army, of course, goes nuclear, in 2006's Black Hole. Note, also, that cable news is still keeping tabs on the Federal Reserve during all this.