Reign of Fire 1.0 stars

A plague of napalm-breathing dragons plunges the planet into a new Dark Age. The computer-animated dragons are well designed, although (a common drawback of computer animation) they're a bit fast and agile for their size. Nice opening scene of the first dragon aroused from slumber in the London underground; amusing scene, later, of the grown-ups re-enacting Star Wars for the entertainment of their benighted kids. Most of the remainder, though, is derivative and underimagined. And the posturing actors and chi-chi photography underscore the silliness. Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco; directed by Rob Bowman. 2002.

Duncan Shepherd

This movie is not currently in theaters.

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_Spark_ Aug. 4, 2008 @ 4:34 p.m.

Could not stomach Matthew McConaughey's bald head long enough to make it past the first 30 minutes. Even with Christian Bale in the lead role.

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hartz Aug. 7, 2008 @ 7:14 a.m.

I've never thought Matthew McConaughey was anything great...until I saw him in Reign Of Fire! That was the first time I've EVER seen him look HOT!!!

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