Top 10 Explosions the Michael Bay way

By Matt Bramlett |Staff Writer|

Michael Bay has quickly made a name for himself as one of the most bombastic and wild action directors of all time. His last film, Transformers 2, was two full hours of testosterone-fueled carnage and action sequences. Here’s a painstakingly-collected list of Bay’s best action scenes. 

THE ROCK – Sean Connery drives a black Hummer through the streets of San Francisco while being chased by an army of black FBI vehicles and a yellow Ferrari. The Hummer crashes through a number of cars, buildings, and a San Francisco trolley. The FBI cars, unable to stop in time, flip haphazardly over the wreckage and on top of each other.
ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL: 34

ARMAGEDDON – Hundreds of huge meteors pelt a helpless 1997 New York City, completely eviscerating famous landmarks such as the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Station.
ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL: 13,445

BAD BOYS – A man fires a rocket launcher at an expensive Miami estate during a fancy dinner party. The entire mansion is destroyed within seconds, sending debris and flaming bodies flying everywhere.
ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL: 57

BAD BOYS – For some reason, a speedboat is left on a busy highway during a high speed pursuit. A number of police cars, unaware of this anomaly, repeatedly crash into it and explode.
ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL: 15
ARMAGEDDON – A gigantic meteor slams into Paris and completely annihilates it within a matter of seconds.
ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL: 13,000,000

THE ISLAND – During a climactic chase scene, a huge letter R is detached from a building and smashes into the ground, destroying everything in its path.
ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL: 24

BAD BOYS 2 – A yellow Hummer pile-drives its way through a third-world shantytown.
ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL: 50

TRANSFORMERS 2– An apparently angry Transformer smashes its way through a Chinese neighborhood.
ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL: 233

PEARL HARBOR – The infamous attack on Pearl Harbor happens, Michael Bay style. Cuba Gooding Jr. commandeers an anti-aircraft gun and shoots down a few kamikaze planes.
ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL: 2,350

TRANSFORMERS – An army of Decepticons mercilessly attack a military base in the desert, blowing up barracks, flipping over Hummers, and sending terrified servicemen running for their lives.
ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL: 455

 

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