Posted by: ara0062 | August 28, 2008

“Reign of Fire”

Reign of Fireis simply one of those movies I enjoy watching over and over again. Not only does it have great action scenes, but wonderful movie effects that are very believable compared to other movies nowadays. I love how this movie plays on what would happen if we found a sleeping giant we thought never existed.. or the remnants of a dinosaur we thought should be dead.. but isn’t. It gives rise to the idea of with all the scientists and archaeologists today, digging, and analyzing genes, what IF scientists put the genes back together somehow..and came up with a monster like in the movie below..

(courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reign_of_Fire_(film))

Plot Synopsis: (courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reign_of_Fire_(film)

“During underground construction in London around the year 2008, a huge, hibernating dragon is discovered and springs to life, instantly incinerating all construction workers with its fiery breath. The only survivor is 12-year-old Quinn Abercromby, whose mother was chief of the construction crew. The dragon escapes, and soon thousands of them work their way through Europe and eventually the rest of the world, burning everything, feeding on the ashes, and multiplying at an exponential rate. By late 2010 (as the news accounts reveal), the world powers begin to use their most powerful weapons which only hastens the destruction of the planet, and soon all semblance of organized government and society falls apart, save for small communities of survivors. Twelve years later, in 2020, the adult Quinn runs a medieval stone castle in Northumberland, a lonely bastion of mankind, afraid of the sky and the dragons that could attack any time. Their hope is to outlast the dragons, wait until they die out again (as they presumably did several times before) and go into hibernation.”

Cast of Characters: Christian Bale as adult Quinn Abercromby; Matthew McConaughey as Denton Van Zan; Izabella Scorupco as Alex Jensen; Gerard Butler as Creedy; Ben Thornton as young Quinn Abercromby; and Alice Krige as Quinn’s mother Karen Abercromby.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense action and intense violence.

Stars: 4 Stars

I give this movie 4 stars because of the excellent acting by the cast of characters. Proof of this is by how many of these actors have gone on to play leading roles in current movies when this movie was released in 2002. Also, once again, the graphics were fantastic, lending to the believability of the film. Not only that, but as conflicting heroes, Bale’s character of Quinn versus that of McConaughey’s Van Zan makes for a lot of drama and action. Bale’s character is the caring, more tender side of the human fatherly figure while McConaughey’s is that of a rough, tumble, tough-ass military man that is hell bent on showing the world that HE will be the end to the scourge of dragons….

A few memorable and favorite quotes of mine (courtesy of http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253556/quotes)from this movie are listed below.. enjoy 🙂

Creedy: Only one thing worse than a dragon… Americans

Quinn Abercromby: What do we do when we are awake?
The Children: Keep two eyes on the sky.
Quinn Abercromby: What do we do when we sleep?
The Children: Keep one eye on the sky.
Quinn Abercromby: What do we do when we see them?
The Children: Dig hard, dig deep, go for shelter, and never look back

Denton Van Zan ‘Dragon Slayer’: Look out that window, Eden isn’t burning its burnt.”

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Responses

  1. The first time I saw this movie I thought it was only worthy of like 2.5 stars. It was not until my husband bought it and convinced me to try watching it again that I took a liking to it.

  2. It appeals to my science/nerd side hehehe.. plus I really, really, REALLY like sci-fi stuff like that. That’s my favorite type of fiction novel, those dealing with dragons, castles, and wizards hehe 🙂

  3. I wanted to watch this move , but waited for it to come on TV and it never came, lol.
    Its not on the vey top of my list still though.


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