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, Fantasy, Science fiction, Adventure

Production Co: Spyglass Entertainment

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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