We’re officially into day two of spring, but for some areas in the United States winter is still maintaining its icy choke hold.
If you’re one of the many wishing for blooming bulbs and warming temps, you might consider sending Old Man Winter off with a bang — literally — like in the viral filmmaker Scott Winn’s (scottdw) latest creation.
In the video created by Winn et al, it’s Russian vs. Snowmen. The Russian, played by actor Christian Busath, triumphs over 30 or so inanimate snowmen in what Winn described to TheBlaze as the “obliteration of winter.” But he does it with quite a bit of flare, including the use of grenade launchers, .50 caliber rifles, samurai swords and a good show of pyrotechnics.
Winn said they probably had about 17 full on explosives for the shoot, although not all made the video’s final cut.
If you’re wondering how such an idea to “destroy winter” even came about, like many of these thrilling viral videos, the goal for filmmakers is to make something even more crazy and entertaining than their last. The idea first started off as a hunting video in the woods, but Winn told TheBlaze it morphed into a battle against winter and snowmen based on timing, the finding of a fabulous white fur coat and fear of accidentally starting a forest fire if they set off explosives in the woods.
The location for the video was an abandoned mining town in Silver City, Utah.
We can’t advise those wishing winter gone to take out their frustrations in the same method as that shown in this video, but it is certainly satisfying to see winter take a wishful hit:
Check out more viral videos by Winn on his YouTube channel here.
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