This year will be the first year I take my son to a live fireworks show. Until now, he has only ever seen movie fireworks. This is both great preparation as well as a possible set up for disappointment. My son knows about the music and the pop and bloom of the pyrotechnics, but he knows the film version of this. Chances are our neighborhood display will not live up to million dollar special effects budgets. (We might be surprised, I’ll fill you in at the end of the week).
Every single Disney Picture we have seen has fireworks in it. This means that what he knows about fireworks is they are the prologue to something magical. I love this.
Most of us associate fireworks with celebrating the 4th of July and America’s Independence Day. However, many of the films in this collection are using fireworks simply to celebrate in a large way. Whether it is to celebrate a harvest in A Bug’s Life, or an Ewok Victory in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, as movie goers we recognize fireworks as a triumphant exhale.
Will you be watching fireworks this week?
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