Fire in your hole!
Why Real Explosions Don’t Look As Cool As Movie Explosions, An Analysis

Because you’re not going to wow audiences with an explosion that looks like my buddy Dave clenching a firecracker between his butt cheeks (classic Dave), this is a video of Tom Scott working with a professional pyrotechnician (my dream gig) to explain why movie explosions look so much grander than real explosions. And the answer, of course, is real explosions don’t have Michael Bay or hundred million dollar budgets attached to them. *pouring gasoline trail to propane tank* Dammit, I’m doing the best I can with what I’ve got.