December 14, 2002
Reign Of Fire

coverAt the turn of the Millennium a young boy and his mother wake up a dragon who's been asleep for centuries. 20 years later the world is overgrown with dragons who now outnumber humans and burn all vegetation or humans they come upon (they feed on ash). There's nothing magical about this movie; it's a basic bad guys/good guys kind of film--with really cool effects. It's sort of like Jurassic Park with really evil dinosaurs who breathe fire. Matthew McConaughey plays an over-the-top American military guy who knows how to kill the dragons. Watching him chomp on a cigar and eye-ing his sweaty bulging biceps is only worth a bit of the ticket price. The real draw is Christian Bale, moody, dark, and also sweaty playing the man who's trying to keep his small colony of human survivors alive. The movie actually has a great post-apocalyptic feel to it, Christian's got his role nailed, and they don't go too far with the obligatory romance that's only hinted at. And did I say the dragons are really cool? Well worth $10 and 2 hours.

Posted by Alyssa at December 14, 2002 08:51 AM
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