|release date:||July 12, 2002|
Tuesday November 19, 2002 (dvd)
|running time:||100 min.|
|director:||Rob Bowman |
|studio:||Buena Vista Pictures|
|producer(s):||Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck, Jonathan Glickman, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber |
|screenplay:||Matt Greenberg, Terry Hayes|
|cast:||Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Izabella Scorupco, Gerard Butler |
|Current Tribute rating: Rate Movie User Reviews|
Reign of Fire Movie Synopsis
In present-day London, twelve-year-old Quinn watches as his mother, a construction engineer, inadvertently wakes an enormous fire-breathing
beast from its centuries-long slumber. Twenty years later, much of the world has been scarred by the beast and its offspring. The dragons
are extremely intelligent, highly evolved... and they don't like sharing the planet.
As a fire chief, Quinn (Bale) is responsible for warding off the beasts and keeping a small community alive as they eke out a
meager existence. Into their midst comes a hotshot American, Van Zan (McConaughey), who says he has a way to kill the
beasts and save mankind - a way Quinn's never seen done.
I rented a kinda scratchy copy of the movie and I analyzed why the movie bombed. It's not the cast who are to blame nor the director. It was the damn scriptwriter--well, some parts of the storyline--who should be blamed and hanged. Christian Bale's role as Quinn was finely played as the leader of a small community hiding away from the dragons. I am surprised at Matt's role as Van Zan because it's sooo unlike him. A little bit of depth of the character would have done justice to Van Zan's role. Gerard Butler's role as Quinn's brave bestfriend Creedy provided comic relief and light tone to this quite very bleak and depressing movie. Now, the main reason why this movie bombed is that THE
Don`t think much of either Chris Bale or Matt McConaghy. Loved GB`s Creedy, though. A very lovable character. Too bad he died the way he did. I do enjoy movies like this. Liked the dragons
Not bad Gerard Butler was very believable. The American`s coming to the rescue gets in my nerves a bit. The dragons were awesome though, especially when one of them embraced the building as it breathed out fire.