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5 movie moments to start the New Year with a BANG!




When we think about celebrating the coming of the new year, it’s usually fireworks, food, family, friends, and fun in general. But if you consider yourself a geek, then I have 5 more ways you can kick off the year. What if we could perfectly time some of our favorite movie moments to occur exactly when the clock strikes 12?

Just as a formality, if you haven’t seen any of these movies, then be wary, as there are SPOILERS AHEAD.

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • V For Vendetta
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

Thanos’ infamous snap

Are you a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU? Then you might even be comfortable kicking off the year with a destructive note.

If you start playing “Avengers: Infinity War” at exactly 9:48:54 PM on December 31, Thanos will snap his fingers at exactly 12:00 midnight on January 1.

That’s no moon… It’s a space station!

What better way to start the new year than having the biggest movie explosion of all time happen at exactly 12? If you’re a Star Wars fan, let’s blow up the Death Star!

Thanks to the lads over at Rebel Force Radio, it doesn’t matter which edition of the movie you have access to, as they have provided the start times for all of them.


 

  • NEW! Digital Edition: If you start playing Star Wars at exactly 10:02:43 PM on December 31, the Death Star will explode at exactly 12:00 midnight on January 1.
  • Special Edition DVD: If you start playing Star Wars at exactly 10:02:48 PM on December 31, the Death Star will explode at exactly 12:00 midnight on January 1.
  • Blu-ray: If you start playing Star Wars at exactly 10:02:42 PM on December 31, the Death Star will explode at exactly 12:00 midnight on January 1.

…Skadoosh

This one goes out to the memers out there. And for all those people, you know that there isn’t any move deadlier than the Wuxi Finger Hold from Kung Fu Panda.

If you start playing “Kung Fu Panda” at exactly 10:40:14 PM on December 31, Po will say “skadoosh” at exactly 12:00 midnight on January 1.

Remember, remember, the 5th of November

A symphony of explosions with Tchaikovsky’s Overture playing over? Yes, please. “V for Vendetta” is an awesome movie with a great climax worthy of kicking off the new year.

If you start playing “V for Vendetta” at exactly 9:57:04 PM on December 31, the Gunpowder Plot explosions will begin at exactly 12:00 midnight on January 1.

A wizard is never late

If explosions and legendary kung-fu moves aren’t your jam, then perhaps good ‘ol fireworks will do the trick. But these aren’t just any fireworks. These are perhaps the best ones of all time, albeit fictional. Actually, this scene is best for people in a hurry since you need to start playing LOTR around 20 minutes before midnight.

If you start playing “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” at exactly 11:41:57 PM on December 31, Gandalf’s amazing fireworks will go off at exactly 12:00 midnight on January 1.

And that’s it! We hope you have as much fun with these movie moments as much as we will on New Year’s Eve. If you have any suggestions, be sure to leave them down below. You can use a time calculator like this one to make your own!



Joey graduated with a degree in Digital Filmmaking from the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde last March 2017. A filmmaker by heart, he has since put aside cinema to focus on his other passion, technology. PCs, mechanical keyboards, audio, cameras, and gaming are among his biggest tech interests.

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