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Best explosion?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by HT Dude, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. HT Dude

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    Saw Journey to the Far Side of the Sun last night. Fantastic explosion at the end, climaxing when the rocket topples over. Awesome.
    Which is your favourite - most spectacular - movie explosion?
     
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    Very close call between Master & Commander and U-571 IMHO. I'd plump for U-571 depth charge scene, as I think the explosions are made all the more impressive by the build-up and creaking that goes on before. You end up feeling that you're in the submarine, and with a good sub :D you feel like you're in there with them. Top stuff :thumbsup:
     
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    The plane collision in Fight Club. A total sonic shock.
     
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    The boat blowing up in Cutthroat Island.
     
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    I personally love the explosion in swordfish were the camara pans 360, AWESOME :eek:
     
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    The bit in the Fifth Element were they blow up the ball room on the flying liner.
     
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    Definately Alien 1, it just went on for ever :thumbsup:

    And the destruction of the Death Star in SW-IV. I remember the sheer enjoyment as a child in the cinema when I 1st saw that. The whole audience roared with joy :clap:

    Also in H2G2, the destruction of earth from the TV series.
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    And finally 'Mr Creosote' from Monty Python's Meaning of Life :D
     
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    Yep, one of my favorites, too.

    Also the explosion at the end of Blown Away (1994, with Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones) is pretty good, climaxing with the music played by the orchestra in the movie.
     
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    I thought the explosion in LotR: TTT when they breach Helm’s Deep was amazing, a great test for any sub!
     
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    Watched Fight Club last night, i had totally forgot about that scene, but it is excellent.

    Another excellent one :smashin:

    I like the one on Die Hard where Bruce chucks the plastic explosive down the lift shaft attached to the monitor and the fire comes back up the shaft.
     
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    There's a scene in Lost in Space thats very effective. Just before they jump to hyperspeed or something.
    Also the Whitehouse and the Chrysler building scenes in ID4.
    Also Paris in Deep Impact.
     
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    i liked the bit where the world gets blown up on Titan AE ;)
     
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    SwordFish opening, Matrix Freeway scene, U571 Depth Charges, Attack Of The Clones Seismic Charges in Asteriod Field. Oh And sin city were dwight gets blown up by the tar pit. only one's i can think of off hand
     
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    Swordfish was wicked and the matrix...........freeway played that back a few times...another goody is the small meteor strike in armaggedon....Sorted!
     
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    The hospital explosion in Hard Boiled was good. Even more so when you find out that John Woo used nearly three times the explosive he should of used as he wanted a really big exsplosion. And the fact Chow Yun Fat really is running for his life as John Woo was also detonating the charges himself :devil: And he had a habbit of detonating them so close to Mr Fat that he nearly killed him numerous times. :eek:

    T2 had some great explosions :thumbsup: Die hard 1 also when the top of the Fox building got blown up. Well the fake four top floors that is. I think Universal Soldier 1 had a pretty decent one too with a petrol station if i remember right(long time since ive seen it). I remember for such a small building it certainly got blown up big style. Star trek II the wrath of Kahn had a great one with the death of Kahn.
     
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    The opening sequence to Smilla's Sense of Snow
     
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    the one in my pants, joking :rotfl:

    not really sure but that dream sarrah conner has in t2 is one hell of an explosion :eek:
     
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    For me it has to be....
    Leon - the explosion right at the end perfect explosion for one of those rare nearly perfect movies IMO
     
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    1 - When the coach collides with the airliner in Speed - I've only got the ntsc laserdisc version, but worra bang!

    2 - Finale of I Robot when the fireball races from the A.I's conduit to the control panel at the top of the building, brilliant sequence of sound/graphics fx.

    3 - Explosion of the genesis device at the end of Star Trek 2.
     
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    1) The swordfish opening scene is great I love it the way the shrapnel whistles around the room.

    2) When the cities get destroyed in ID4

    3) When the nukes hits in Resident Evil 2
     
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    In the first Matrix, I just love the explosion at the end of the lobby scene. Watching the fire move forward slowly with the lift doors bouncnig along. Excellent.
    Gotta love that Swordfish one too.

    Watching the White House get it in Armageddon is great too.
    Oh and in Tremors when one of the graboids eats the explosive, blows up then its guts rain down on everyone.

    I used to always use the explosion in Blade where he's breaking into the storage crypt as asound test of my speakers. Right on a chapter change so easy to find :)
     
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    The terrorist bomb near the start of Die Hard III is always good for demoing a goog sub setup from what I remember....
     
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    most have already been mentioned - so a couple of alternatives

    Big Ones
    naplam at the end of The Rock
    artillery barrage in We Were Soldiers (feel like your in it)

    Funny Ones
    toilet bomb in Lethal Weapon 2
    opening and closing scenes from Jackass: The Movie
     
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    When the shark explodes (for no apparent reason) at the end of JAWS: The Revenge. :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    The one is swordfish is fantastic - however the film goers downhill faster than an oylimpic skier after that :smashin:

    best explosion thats easy - the british airliner in Die Hard 2 quote "its fuel tank is drier than a martini" - so where does that HUGE MULITPLE explosion come from? :rotfl: as bruce stands on the runway trying to get it to "pull up".


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    i think the shark explodes because they shot the PRESSURISED tank that it has logded in its mouth - weren't you watching?


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    Thats JAWS, not JAWS:The Revenge.

    JAWS:The Revenge ends with the shark leaping out the water and the boat impales the shark, at which point it explodes multiple times for no apparent reason. Appalling FX, but hiliarious. :D
     
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    Attack of the clones in the asteroid field.

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    My mistake sorry. i've not seen it myself - i'm sure Razor has an opinion on it though he watches alsorts of rubbish

    Afternoon Razor :hiya:


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