Self destruction

I don’t know why so many movies end with the set self destructing.  While i was in Ketchikan i bought the Mummy trilogy on DVD and we have watched the first two.  Both ended with the self destruction of the locations at the end – Hamunaptra and the Scorpion King’s temple.  I sarcastically start monotonously saying “self-destruct sequence activated” when this happens in movies.  It is kind of annoying.  It happens in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when the Holy Grail is removed from the  temple.  In Lara Croft: Tomb Raider the Siberian Lost City is self-destructs when they mess with the time control device from that movie.  The alien that Arnold Schwarzenegger battles in Predator has a handy wrist mounted self-destruct module.  Sigourney Weaver’s character Warrant Officer Ripley in the movie Alien makes their space ship self destruct in an attempt to kill the alien on board.  Certainly the starship Enterprise has gone through a few self destruction scenarios also.

What is with this?

zieak (2207 Posts)

Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.


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