10 Iconic Movie Scenes That Include Fireworks
There's nothing like settling down to watch a good movie, and nothing makes a good movie better than a great fireworks scene.
Fireworks in movies have often been used to convey various emotions and add drama to pivotal moments. They can symbolise celebration, romance, victory, and nostalgia, making them a versatile addition to movie scenes. From heartwarming moments to grand celebrations, there's a diverse range of film scenes that include fireworks and we've bought together a list of 10 iconic ones for you to enjoy.
With something for everyone, you're bound to find one that you can add to your next movie night.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
In "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," Kevin McCallister sets off fireworks in Central Park to signal for help and alert the police. It's a pivotal moment where Kevin tries to fend off the bandits by attracting attention to his location. The scene creates tension and adds an element of excitement to the story as Kevin attempts to outsmart the burglars using fireworks as a diversionary and signal tactic.
The Sandlot (1993)
In "The Sandlot," a heartwarming coming-of-age film, the kids come together to play baseball on the Fourth of July. As they enjoy their game, a fireworks display illuminates the sky in the background. Against the backdrop of crackling fireworks, the children's camaraderie and nostalgia for simpler times are vividly portrayed, capturing the essence of youthful friendships and the spirit of summertime adventure.
Forrest Gump (1994)
In "Forrest Gump," the 4th of July scene encapsulates a poignant moment between Forrest and Jenny. Set against the backdrop of a beautiful fireworks display, the duo, reunited after years apart, share an intimate and reflective moment. As the sky lights up, the scene evokes a sense of nostalgia and heartfelt emotions. It's a scene that beautifully captures the themes of love, friendship, and the passage of time.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Set against the backdrop of Jay Gatsby's lavish mansion, the elaborate fireworks display is a dazzling portrayal of wealth and decadence. As the vibrant explosions light up the sky, the revelers are entranced by the grandeur of the event, immersing themselves in the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age.
V For Vendetta (2005)
In "V for Vendetta," the fireworks scene is a pivotal moment orchestrated by the character V as a symbolic act against a tyrannical government. The scene features V setting off an explosive display of fireworks, synchronised to Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture,". The fireworks are not only a stunning visual spectacle but also serve as a grand gesture of defiance, aiming to rouse the citizens to question the government's authoritarian rule and spark a revolution for freedom and justice.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," as the students prepare for their Ordinary Wizarding Level (O.W.L.) examinations, the mischievous duo, Fred and George Weasley, set off a magical fireworks extravaganza that unexpectedly interrupts the test. The Weasley twins' ingenious and chaotic fireworks display, launched in the school grounds, surprises and delights the students and showcases the brothers' mischievous spirit and magical prowess.
Jackass: The Movie (2002)
In the original "Jackass" film, a typically juvenile scene unfolds as Bam Margera sets off fireworks in his parents' bedroom with the sole intention of giving his dad, Phil, a bad nights sleep before he has to get up early for work, and the antics don't stop there. A few hours later, when Phil heads into his van to go to work, Bam has rigged more fireworks to go off in there too.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
In "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," the mischievous Hobbits Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took, also known as Pippin, find themselves in a bit of a predicament after they sneakily ignite one of Gandalf's Dragon rockets. It causes a ruckus and draws amusement from the crowds. However, the joyous spectacle leads to a stern and somewhat exasperated Gandalf, all in all making for a memorable and lighthearted moment in the movie.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
In "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" a standout moment from the cop-drama satire is where Leslie Nielsen's character, Frank Drebin, attempts to maintain order among a gathering crowd following a car crash near a fireworks shop. With hilarious obliviousness, Drebin shouts, "Nothing to see here," even as fireworks, smoke, and fleeing workers scramble from the debris behind him, creating a comically chaotic scene.
In "Coneheads" a miniature rocket is set off just before a baseball game. The pint-sized rocket initially generates a feeble explosion and noise leaving the crowd booing, only to then surprise everyone with an aftershock resembling a nuclear bomb impact.
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