: Things exploding spectacularly... Even when logic/common sense dictate they shouldn't!
- Straight: Exploding cars, Exploding Barrels, Exploding Heads, you get the idea.
- Exaggerated: Every single thing is Made of Explodium.
- Downplayed: A couple things explode during the fourth of July.
- Justified: The work in question is about bomb defusal technicians waging War On Terror. What did you expect?
- Inverted: In a Saturday Morning Cartoon, a missile procures a spring-loaded red boxing glove upon reaching it's target.
- Subverted: Only bombs can blow up, despite Explodium abound.
- Double Subverted: But enough effort can make walls spontaneously explode anyway.
- Parodied: Running From Explosions 2 depicts exclusively explosive weapons, stars Action Bomb as a protagonist, ends with a massive nuclear strike, and is advertised as "the best movie about explosions you'll ever see".
- Zig Zagged: Take a Moment to Catch Your Death
- Averted: Despite film being an action movie, nothing ever goes up in flames.
- Enforced: Michael Bay is producing this one, and he's letting it show.
- Lampshaded: *snaps fingers* *KABOOM*
- Invoked: Emperor Evulz makes all his stuff explosive on purpose, as to inconvenience heroes with constant shrapnel threat.
- Exploited: Some one sells tickets to a pyrotechnic show.
- Defied: Emperor Evulz, expecting the heroes, orders his minions to remove all explosive objects and substances from his lair so the heroes can't use them to their advantage.
- Discussed: "Every single time bullets start flying, something inevitably blows up. Not that I'm against it, but the question remains: WHY."
- Conversed: "Fuel tanks do not work this way. Supercomputers do not either!" "It's just a show. You really should relax."
- Implied: The ruins of Emperor Evulz' lair suggest a lot of things exploded here, although nobody mentions it, and no explosions are seen.
- Deconstructed: All explosions are portrayed realistically – with powerful shockwaves, scorching-hot flames, and bursts of shrapnel in all directions. Over the course of the story, everybody dies.
- Reconstructed: Characters firmly know just how dangerous all those explosions are - and so ones take cover when appropriate, while others are never seen without flak jackets and helmets.
- Played For Laughs: After none of Bob's homemade grenades turn out to not do any damage at all to their targets, frustrated, he throws the last one away over his shoulder, causing a parked civilian car to go up in a fiery ball of fire.
- Played For Drama: Emperor Evulz' life's work is blown up in front of his eyes.
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