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Reign of Fire (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet.

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  • Quinn (Christian Bale, right) and his right-hand man, Creedy (Gerard Butler, left) stand guard over a castle that houses some of the last survivors on earth
  • Quinn (Christian Bale, pictured) makes a terrifying discovery that threatens their future: a dragon egg.
  • The Special Effects crew operates the Dragon's Breath, which provided the real-life fire on the set.
  • Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey).
  • Director Rob Bowman ("The X-Files" movie) envisions a scene with Christian Bale.
  • Director Rob Bowman and Christian Bale

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24 July 2002 | winstonsmith_84
8
| Highly Entertaining, Interesting Movie
The previews for this movie did not really interest or impress me at all. In fact, I went to this movie only half-interested with a friend who claimed that it would be a good movie. The PG rating worried me, and I was afraid it would be another poorly done movie. I mean, dragons in the future??

However, the previews didn't really say anything about the great acting, touching scenes, and great overall story and concept. What a surprise this movie was! Matthew McConnaughy does a great job, and I could only really half-believe it was him through the whole movie! He plays such an interesting character ... and then the highly rated Christian Bale lives up to his previous acting job... a brilliant performance on his part.

I really was impressed with this movie. It's a wonderful post-apocalyptic movie that explains the demise of the dinosaurs, and brings a whole new element to the evolution and recycling of life on planet Earth. Everything in this movie was great, and sci-fi fantasy fans, you MUST SEE THIS MOVIE!!

A few complaints though, no nothing too bad really.. just nitpicky: 1) a poor directing decision on filming parts of the dragon's eyesight perspective; this kind of technique is shabby, but luckily, it was for only 2 quick shots. 2) They should have explained how the tanks and helicopters get their fuel. 3) The end line was a little silly, something to do with evolution? Huh? 4) Where did all the female dragons go at the end? They just seem to dissapear... maybe an extra 2 minute scene there could have helped to explain the final demise of the dragons.

Overall, this movie is a winner! I'd rate it a solid 8/10 or so! See it! Finally, a post-apocalypse movie that is original, believeable, and doesn't have Kevin Costner in it!!!

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