Reign of Fire Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale

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Tunnel workers in London unearth dragons.
Over the next 2 decades the dragons spread all over the world and wipe out the majority of earth's population.
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Otside of London a man, Quinn, whose mother, years earlier was one of the tunnel workers, lead a small community of survivors that lived in a castle.
One day, a small group of American soldiers shows up at the castle looking for short refuge.
When a dragon attacks, the soldiers are able to kill it, but they lose three men.
The soldiers have deduced that there are hundreds of female dragons and only one male. Therefore, if they can kill the male the dragons can't breed and can be wiped out.
Against Quinn's wishes, the soldiers recruit some of the community members to go to London, the male dragon's home, and kill him.
On the way to London, the dragon attacks the soldiers and kills all but two of them. The dragon then attacks the castle and kills the majority of the remaining community.
The two remaining soldiers, along with Quinn, go to London to kill the dragon. They split up to confuse the dragon.
The dragon is able to kill one of the soldiers before Quinn, using a crossbow, shoots an explosive arrow into it's mouth and finally kills it.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson

What if dragons existed? Living in hibernation underground until the mining works hit their lair awakening them? Then the whole world would succumb to their reign, the human race would come close to an extinction, the cities would be destroyed, and the survivors would struggle for their life. This is the world of Quinn, who happened to survive the discovery of the creatures, and now lives in an isolated castle along the children and the people he managed to save from the raging fury of the dragons. Van Zan, an American soldier, will try to convince him that they stand a chance if they manage to kill the only one male dragon, and so, eliminate their dynasty. Through a series of amazing effects the scene with the dragons fly all over a destroyed London is superb and emotionally tense moments, this movie is the revival of the fantasy cinema. You will enjoy mostly the final battle.
The review of this Movie prepared by a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

All dragon enthusiasts need to see this movie, and the dragons are well done. There is a twist in the usual themes in that the dragons spout fire to burn all the vegetation in their domain, as they eat the fresh ash for food. Clearly the dragons (who have been hibernating under London since the Jurassic Age and trash the City first, this may be a comment on the state of British society...) are not going to be wanting to live in democratic, tolerant, multi-species Britain. To be fair, it must be admitted that the plot, dialogue, and characterisation are not up to the standard one might hope for, but the dragons are good.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael JR Jose

A great adventure set in the not too distant future.
The fight for survival between men and dragons. "Reign of Fire" is a movie I liked as an adult and would've gone to see as a kid. Good fun!! Great dragon fighting sequences.
The review of this Movie prepared by Windwalker

Script Analysis of Reign of Fire

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap Giant monster movie?    -   Yes Kind of monster    -   Dragon(s)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   English/British


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present)    -   near future (later in 21st century)    -   Post-disaster Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Mountains?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   fort/castle Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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