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PG-13| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
In present-day London, 12-year-old Quinn watches as his mother 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. As a fire chief, Quinn (Christian Bale) is responsible for warding off the beasts and keeping a community alive as they eke out a meager existence. Into their midst comes a hotshot American, Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey), who says he has a way to kill the beasts.

Cast: Christian Bale , Matthew McConaughey , Izabella Scorupco , Gerard Butler , David Kennedy , Alexander Siddig , Ned Dennehy , Rory Keenan

Director: Rob Bowman

Genres: Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Reign of Fire (2002)

Release Date: July 12th, 2002|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • So what's not to like? There's the bad CGI, the choppy pacing, the comically intense acting, the repetition, the dullness and mostly the idiot plot about how there's only one male dragon and everything will be fine if they kill the Big Dick. Wha? Somebody get a hose and put this Fire out. show more

  • Truly awful. show more

  • The story doesn't clarify why the dragons hibernated for hundreds of years, nor why they awakened. Clearly, however, the filmmakers might have benefited from more sleep before penning the script. show more

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