Fireworks are awesome to watch in person, films often try to capture the excitement, pageantry and drama that the colorful firework explosions make and recreate on the screen. Whether used as a celebratory backdrop or a jaw-dropping special effect, pyrotechnics are a real plus at the movies in our opinion. There are so many movies with fireworks woven into the cinematography; here are just a few that have caught our attention:
To Catch A Thief (1955): Who could forget the scene in this Hitchcock classic that features fireworks lighting up the sky in the backdrop of the hotel room window while Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are creating their own romantic fireworks. Sparks will fly!
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007): Everyone loves the Harry Potter franchise and in this installment, the audience won’t long forget the pyrotechnic decoy that the prank-loving Weasley twins summoned up to thwart Miss Umbridge. Of course, the fireworks performed brilliantly, entertaining the Hogwart’s students and frightening the saccharine-sinister teacher.
Return of the Jedi (1983): This Star Wars classic was updated with an alternate ending that just happens to feature a display of fireworks set off by the Rebel Alliance after defeating the Imperial Forces. Maybe fireworks aren’t as much as special-effects dazzler as recent films in the Star Wars franchise, but still, it’s an real old-school winner with old and new fans alike.GZB7KQFJ9B9A
The Little Mermaid (1989): The colorful firework bursts against the ship at the beginning of this beloved animated Disney film puts a smile on everyone’s face and will capture the heart’s of Aerial fan’s young and old alike. Other Disney animated films including Mulan, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty also feature fireworks at some point during the plot. Spend a lazy Saturday with your kids and watch them al — maybe even go out and do your own fireworks!