Carnage! Destruction! Fire! Explosions! And in the midst of all this planet-destroying chaos comes a moment that made audiences howl with laughter – although perhaps not intentionally. Boomer the dog makes a leap for safety and survives to bark another day, providing one of the most memorable moments of the film.
It’s also a glorious example of a grand Hollywood tradition: you can kill as many humans as you want and nobody gives a hoot, but god forbid you barbecue a dog.