Movie explosions are awesome to watch but there’s a lot of work that goes into making those big movie explosions, there is a lot of work for a few seconds of BOOM!
Tom Scott has released a video that breaks down why real explosions don’t look like movie explosions.
Explosions on film are made to look good: fireballs and flame. In reality, though, they’re a bit disappointing. Here’s how Hollywood does it. • Produced with an experienced, professional pyrotechnician. Do not attempt.