A while back, I asked the question about the first example in film of a person walking slowly away from a giant explosion. Almost a year later, I discover this video:
This isn’t really the best of these musical sketches that Andy Sandberg does, but what I do like about this is all of the examples he found of people slowly walking away from giant explosions. And with that said, Desperado is still kind of looking like the earliest example of this. So I don’t know whether to thank or chastise Robert Rodriguez for inventing this action movie cliche, but there you go.