The 5 Most Explosive Movie Scenes to Date

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From detonating bombs to violent crashes, there’s nothing better than a kick-ass explosion to make a movie scene memorable.

So to celebrate the release of La Bomba (which is without doubt the most explosive new online games to play at bgo slots), we decided to hold a countdown of the 5 most explosive movie moments in cinema history. Check it out to see if a scene from your favourite flick has made it into the line-up.

# 5: The bomb blows in Rambo                     

In 2008, Sylvester Stallone reprised his role as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. In one of the film’s most nail-biting scenes, the hero finds himself under pressure to outwit a troop of Tatmadaw soldiers hot on his tail. Luckily, he thinks back to a story related to him by a Karen tribesman, about a partially buried tallboy bomb from World War II that was never detonated. Bomb located, Rambo sets up a trip wire which (low and behold) the pursuing soldiers set off. Cue a catastrophic explosion that has Sylvester Stallone running through the jungle like you’ve never seen him run before.

Our explosiveness rating: 7 out of 10.

# 4: History is made in The Bridge On The River Kwai

Director David Lean’s Oscar-winning 1957 war epic ended with an explosion for the history books. In the film’s concluding scene, fatally-wounded Colonel Nicholson throws himself on the detonator just in time to blow up the bridge that he’s been forced to help build as a captive of a World War II Japanese prison camp. No words capture the ensuing carnage quite like those of Major Clipton, who declares it to be, “Madness, madness!”.

Our explosiveness rating: 8 out of 10.

# 3: A chopper hits a skyscraper in The Matrix

In 1999, movie-viewers were stunned by one of the most incredibly-depicted helicopter crashes in cinema. Thanks to The Matrix’s iconic ‘bullet time’ visual effect, audiences see every detail of the action unfold in glorious slow motion as a glistening black chopper collides with a city skyscraper. A ripple surges across the entire glass-paneled building before it explodes into a mesmerising downpour of glass and flame right before computer hacker Neo. The scene required three months of intense research and considerable expense – but all the hard work was well worth it, because it looks totally awesome.

Our explosiveness rating: 8 out of 10.

# 2: The Joker hits detonate in The Dark Knight

There’s no doubting that it was the late Heath Ledger who transformed The Joker into everyone’s favourite DC villain. In one of the most iconic scenes from the first installment in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, the insane baddie strolls out of Gotham Hospital in a pilfered nurse’s uniform. After taking a moment to fiddle with a detonator, The Joker leaves the building to blow to bits in his wake. It’s terrible and funny all at the same time.

Our explosiveness rating: 9 out of 10.

# 1: Broody blows up the beast in Jaws

An old-school classic which still instills a fear of the great blue in modern viewers, Jaws is a 1975 blockbuster that ends with a scene as bloody as its opening. When Chief Broody is left standing trapped on a sinking vessel, it looks like he’s destined to become shark food. That is until he plunges a pressurised scuba tank into the hungry beast’s mouth and shoots it with his rifle. The great white is blasted to smithereens in one of the bloodiest big-screen explosions to date.

Our explosiveness rating: 10 out of 10.

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