Reign of Fire Poster

Release Date: July 12th, 2002

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 2002

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: Action, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

Production Co: Spyglass Entertainment

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Often incomprehensible (a combination of jumpy editing and lots of thick British Isles accents) and hardly ever entertaining - even unintentionally. show more

  • The fact that Reign of Fire does what it sets out to do is a cause for celebration amongst those who like special effects-laden action movies featuring fire-breathing monsters and mayhem. show more

  • It's a decent, fast-moving and visually powerful summer action romp for the teenage demographic-the dragons are deliciously evil critters, with a nice retro identity. show more

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