I know it's an unpopular stance to take, but I'm very "Bah Humbug" about 4th of July (and don't even get me started on New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, or Halloween), so I'm happy as a clam to avoid the crowds at the lake and just stick around my house with some BBQ meats and a phone in hand ready to call 9-1-1 if one of the hoodlums in the park sets my garage on fire with their illegal Indiana firecrackers. (I'm seriously not 75-years-old. I just sound that way.)
So here are 5 fireworks-laden movie scenes that can take the place of the real thing.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
This scene, where the Weasley twins give Dolores Umbridge her comeuppance, really should've been more spectacular than it is, but David Yates has proven time and again that he can't direct the big Harry Potter moments (which doesn't bode well for the upcoming big moments in the seventh movie).
Return of the Jedi
Say what you will about them, but those Ewoks knew how to throw one hell of a party.
V for Vendetta
Yes, they're blowing up Parliament in this video, but it sure is pretty.
So these are not "technically" fireworks, but the light exploding coupled with the iconic soundtrack music make me more misty-eyed than "Stars and Stripes Forever" any day.
And I just had to include the scene from my favorite movie ever where Eddie gets the inspiration for his new porn name.
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