Reign of Fire (2002, Movie) – 8/10 review

Matthew McConaughey: Van Zan
Christian Bale: Quinn
Izabella Scorupco: Alex
Gerard Butler: Creedy
Alice Krige: Karen Abercromby
Producer: Richard D. Zanuck
Producer: Lili Fini Zanuck
Producer: Gary Barber
Producer: Roger Birnbaum
Writer (Story): Gregg Chabot
Writer (Story): Kevin Peterka
Writer (Screenplay): Gregg Chabot
Writer (Screenplay): Kevin Peterka
Writer (Screenplay): Matt Greenberg
Director: Rob Bowman

Reign of Fire (2002)

After dragons return to and devastate the earth, small pockets of survivors try to scratch a meagre existence. One such pocket, led by Quinn, is about to receive a visit, however, from an American and his troops who are on their way to London to kill the bull dragon responsible for fertilizing the planet’s entire population.


Surprisingly, for an apocalyptical movie, this is a not-depressing but thrilling adventure with some spectacular dragon effects. Also, somewhat amazingly, this is the only dragon movie ever made that is any good at all (Dragonslayer is awful outside of the dragon and people don’t like it when you mention Pete’s Dragon). For that, I think I need to give it an extra star.

This movie contains a single sexual swear word, mild swear words and strong melee violence, unpleasant scenes.

Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.