Every great disaster movie has some moments of pure, epic destruction, where everything collapses, burns or blows up real good. Bonus points for destroyed landmarks and victim cameos. Here are 30 amazing money shots from the greatest disaster porn flicks.
In the good old days — before the epic scale of Roland Emmerich's and everything Michael Bay is responsible for in the past decade — we had simpler, more contained disaster movies. Apocalypse, schmocalypse: 's Volcano focuses solely on a volcano destroying Los Angeles. I mean, that's downright slice-of-life when compared to the full destruction of the Earth.
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This Is the End is a American disaster black comedy horror film written, co-produced and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in their directorial debuts. Jay Baruchel arrives in Los Angeles to visit old friend and fellow Canadian actor Seth Rogenwho invites him to a housewarming party hosted by James Franco. There, Jay is uncomfortable at the crowded party, so Seth accompanies him to a convenience store for cigarettes. When beams of blue light come down and suck numerous people into the sky, Seth and Jay flee back to James' house and find the party unharmed.
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Films whose plots revolve around something huge, horrible, and natural heading towards the protagonists, and their reactions to it. About half have the main characters trying to stop the disaster somehow, while the other half have them simply trying to survive. In both varieties, viewers are introduced to large casts that exist solely to be killed off in various ways by the disaster and its side effects.