Reign of Fire (2002) [English (MPEG Layer III, 151 kBit/s, 48 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Action / Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Length: 1h 41m 0s
Director: Rob Bowman (I)
Tagline: Fight Fire With Fire
Plot outline: In present-day London, twelve-year-old Quinn watches as his mother, a construction engineer, inadvertently wakes an enormous fire-breathing beast from its century-long slumber. Twenty years later, much of the world has been scarred by the beast and its offspring. As a fire chief, Quinn (Christian Bales) is responsable for warding off the beasts and keeping a community alive as they eke out a meager existence. Into their midst come a hotshot American, Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey), who says he has a way to kill the beasts and save mankind - a way Quinn's never seen done. Directed by Rob Bowman ("The X-Files"), "Reign Of Fire" fuses a medieval past with a post-apocalyptic future in this exciting tale of adventure and survival. Summary written by anonymous
Comment: I tried so hard not to get my hopes up with this film, I'd heard this movie was in production over a year ago and couldn't wait to see this film. Finally all my patients payed off and the film finally opened to the masses. I must say that I got exactly what I hoped for and was very happy with the end product. All the actors involved did a fantastic job, Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Izabella Scorupco, and Gerard Butler. And Matthew looked SO cool in this film! Izabella looked fabulous as always. I've got to give some props to director Rob Bowman (X-Files), he has added another fabulous film to his credits. The dragons themselves looked absolutely incredible! Fantastic job! There were a few scenes were my mouth hit the floor because I was so impressed with how well the dragons looked. As far as story goes, I was really impressed with the idea of the film and how they explained the existence of dragons. I had a few problems here and there and I will point them out below. That's about all I can say about the film without giving away anything, so if you haven't seen the film, do not read any further. Possible SPOILERS AHEAD! One story point that I really wish was explained is how one dragon spawned into hundreds of dragons? But at the same time, maybe it's better that they don't attempt to explain it because then you're in the same position as the characters in the film. They don't know how it started, all they know is that somehow a dragon got loose and multiplied until they ruled the earth. A second story point that didn't really sit well with me is that there was supposedly only 1 male dragon? Doesn't that seem a bit too convenient? But at the same time, the director left it completely open-ended, the characters have no idea for sure if the one they killed was the only male dragon. And also it occurred to me that this whole story takes place over the course of only 20 years or so, so maybe that was a low enough number of years that only 1 male dragon was produced. Just something to consider I guess. Finally, the last thing I had a problem with is, near the beginning of the film Quinn (Christian Bale) risks his neck to go out to the fields to save the people from the dragon. Ok that's cool, but why does the dragon suddenly stop attacking them once they leave? I heard them mention something like "He doesn't care about us, he only wants the ash". What the heck was that? That just didn't make sense to me, so what do the dragons eat, ash or meat? Maybe if I watch the film again it'll make more sense to me. We'll see. Anyhow, that's about it for the problems I had with the film. Overall, I thought it was a fantastic movie, and I would definitely recommend this film to anyone that likes sci-fi or fantasy movies. Also, if you're a fan of the dragons, then do yourself a favor and scope this out. I truly hope that you enjoy the film as much as I did and still do. Thanks for reading, -Chris
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Country: UK
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Actors:
Christian BaleasQuinn
Matthew McConaugheyasDenton Van Zan
Izabella ScorupcoasAlex
Gerard ButlerasCreedy