• Is the microwave scene in Batman Returns realistic?

    5 monthes ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    In the 1992 film " Batman Returns ", Catwoman places a few spray cans in a microwave, hops out of range and the whole building blows up.
    "Meow" is right.
    The film is set in a realistic universe, but full of fantasy-inspired scenes and magic realism. Therefore, this could very well be based on science, make sense in-universe, or totally made up .
    I've looked up but couldn't find any source of anyone trying to debunk this online... (Mythbusters where are you when I need you!)
    Is this scene based on actual science, and if not, what is the in-universe explanation for such a large explosion?
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