John Scalzi (author of The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies and Old Man's War) celebrates the 4th of July (a couple of days early) with an explosive sci-fi movie list:
This Saturday, it's July 4, when America celebrates its independence from Britain by blowing things up real good. Nothing says "We, as a nation, aspire to be a beacon of democracy and equal rights" like a truly boom-tastic explosion. Since such outsize displays are on the minds of Americans everywhere, I thought I would give over this week's column to a critical review of explosions in science-fiction movies. Because, you know, why not?
Independence Day: check. Star Wars: check. But for some reason I never think about the explosions in Superman. And not a Michael Bay film in sight...
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