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Friday Fun: "The 10 biggest movie explosions"
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Posted on 04/11/2008 7:25:40 AM PDT by yankeedame

The 10 biggest movie explosions



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1 posted on 04/11/2008 7:25:40 AM PDT by yankeedame
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I thought the first Star Wars movie from about 1977 had a scene where a functioning Death Star blew up an entire PLANET.

Sorry to sound like Red Forman's son, Eric.

2 posted on 04/11/2008 7:30:28 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: yankeedame
Die Hard's got a nice big explosion.

And then there's this real big rocket fuel explosion, not made for the movies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJVOUgCm5Jk

3 posted on 04/11/2008 7:31:21 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: yankeedame

Dr. Strangelove after Major T. J. “King” Kong rode the bomb release like a bronco.

The blast flash without sound was incredibly effective.


4 posted on 04/11/2008 7:33:31 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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"They blowed up real good!"

5 posted on 04/11/2008 7:36:15 AM PDT by weegee (March 18th, 2008 Obama~"I did NOT listen to the sermons of that man, Jeremiah Wright...")
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To: yankeedame
Not exactly an explosion but I always thought that scene in The Gauntlet where they shot the house to death was pretty cool.
6 posted on 04/11/2008 7:39:44 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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How about the chopper scene in Apocalypse Now when Robert Duvall’s crew takes out a village.
7 posted on 04/11/2008 7:40:15 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: yankeedame
My favorite is
the head going in Scanners.
Not big, but jazzy . . .

8 posted on 04/11/2008 7:42:26 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: yankeedame

“Biggest” would be the destruction of a planet by the Death Star in Star Wars.

“Best” would be the bridge destruction on “The Bridge On The River Kwai” because of the build up to its destruction and the actual explosion (real bridge, real train, real explosives)


9 posted on 04/11/2008 7:43:05 AM PDT by kidd
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To: yankeedame
How about "fun" explosions?

The Terminator
"It's over" and then...

Rock and Roll High School
The pyrotechnics on the roof of the school were overloaded and caught a tree fire. Also annoyed the neighborhood as I think they were shooting at 3am.

The Atomic Cafe
This documentary is chock full of atomic bomb test footage and period "atomic" songs.

The Who on The Smothers Brothers
A prank gone wrong, Pete suffered permanent hearing loss.

And aren't there a bunch of films that used demolitions of casinos and other building in the context of a film?

Real explosions are always "better" than CGI effects. That's just a computer cartoon.

10 posted on 04/11/2008 7:46:37 AM PDT by weegee (March 18th, 2008 Obama~"I did NOT listen to the sermons of that man, Jeremiah Wright...")
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To: yankeedame

Under the Forrest Gump one it says ‘In the Marines’...wasn’t he in the Army?


11 posted on 04/11/2008 7:47:15 AM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: kidd
How about the bridge in The Good The Bad and The Ugly? Eh, Blondie?!!


12 posted on 04/11/2008 7:50:22 AM PDT by weegee (March 18th, 2008 Obama~"I did NOT listen to the sermons of that man, Jeremiah Wright...")
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To: aft_lizard

Yep, stupid is as stupid does.


13 posted on 04/11/2008 8:08:38 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: yankeedame

They blew up Earth in “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Dreadful movie.


14 posted on 04/11/2008 8:27:15 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: yankeedame
if you didn't jump out your seat the first time you saw it, you obviously have no soul.

What the hell does Star Wars have to do with ginger kids???

15 posted on 04/11/2008 8:34:11 AM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: yankeedame
If you want some real explosions, go to: SonicBomb.com They have quite a few videos of Explosive Ordinance Disposal shots in Iraq and Afghanistan. Impressive explosions but what's really great are the comments and laughter from the soldiers who are watching the explosions. Too funny!

One of my favorites.

16 posted on 04/11/2008 8:47:45 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: yankeedame
What about the napalming of Kurtz' village in Apocalypse Now?
17 posted on 04/11/2008 9:01:59 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: weegee

I think in Terminator 2 they blew up a real suburban office building, about 20 or 30 minutes before the end of the movie.


18 posted on 04/11/2008 9:05:52 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: yankeedame

I don’t know... the explosion at the end of the lobby gunfight scene in The Matrix was also pretty impressive (OK, so that entire scene is probably my all-time favorite movie scene) - actually, lots of things blew up in spectacular ways in those movies, although the last two weren’t good for much except the fight scenes and explosions IMO. I tend to enjoy movies with spectacular explosions, but I honestly can’t think of any off the top of my head (other than other Star Wars movies, and though it’s not a movie there are still lots and lots and lots of explosions in Stargate SG-1) that are stunning on that level. I also seem to remember Cloverfield as having some nice explosions, too...

Anyways, since we’re on the topic of movies with cool explosions, and since my Netflix queue is starting to get low, if anyone’s got any recommendations for good movies - namely, movies with lots of explosions and maybe special effects or spaceships - let me know!


19 posted on 04/11/2008 10:01:33 AM PDT by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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How about Hong Kong Action films?

In Police Story 2, Jackie Chan has to escape an exploding fireworks factory, no?

Stunts in proximity to pyrotechnics always add a degree of danger.

And for gunfight sequences, The Killer and Hard Boiled (both by John Woo) are hard to beat. But I don’t recall many explosions.


20 posted on 04/11/2008 12:03:35 PM PDT by weegee (March 18th, 2008 Obama~"I did NOT listen to the sermons of that man, Jeremiah Wright...")
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To: weegee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF6W6w61p4Q
21 posted on 04/11/2008 3:49:45 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (To the liberal, there's no sacrifice too big for somebody else to make. --FReeper popdonnelly)
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To: yankeedame
Scenes we'd like to see:

 

22 posted on 04/11/2008 5:26:08 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the RINO population. Have them spayed or neutered. ©)
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To: yankeedame

bump


23 posted on 04/12/2008 9:47:17 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: weegee

How about the MOVE organization’s apartment in Philadelphia?


24 posted on 04/12/2008 10:05:51 AM PDT by rabidralph (Hillary is the MSM's Bimbo Eruption.)
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