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WATCH: Why real explosions don’t look like Hollywood

An explosives engineer explains as only an engineer can.

In this video, renowned YouTuber Tom Scott explores why real explosions don’t look like those in the movies. He brings in an explosives engineer to talk about Hollywood movie explosions, and the video gives you a new perspective in the sense that most movie explosions are engineered with little tricks to make them look more fiery and impressive than they would look in real life. But how? You can learn about the techniques Hollywood uses in the video above.

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