View Full Version : Movie Review - Reign of Fire
07-13-2002, 09:21 PM
We saw Reign of Fire tonight and enjoyed it. It's a well done fantasy/action film with better than usual actors. I normally don't care for Matthew McConaughey but his over the top acting style fit the role. He really chewed up the scenery. Both he and co-star Christian Bale have obviously spent some time in the gym and I appreciated it in their shirtless scenes. :o I recommend it as good, escapist, but don't-think-too-hard about it summer movie.
Definately not for the under twelve crowd. With a plot centered around fire breathing dragons, there are some really intensely scary scenes.
07-13-2002, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by SusanT
... over the top acting style fit the role. He really chewed up the scenery.
**Both he and co-star Christian Bale have obviously spent some time in the gym and I appreciated it in their shirtless scenes. :o [/B]
:D :p :D Maybe it will be worth seeing then!! :eek: :cool: :) he he
Thanks for the review. My favorite movie critic said basically the same thing. Both about Matthew McConaughy's acting fitting this role and it being a silly but entertaining movie. Not on my "must see" list but probably rental.
07-13-2002, 10:18 PM
I would recommend seeing this in the theatre. I find that special effects action films are better on the big screen. The dragons are pretty impressive and some of the detail may be lost on video.
07-15-2002, 09:16 AM
Definitely a big screen movie! Chaz and I went yesterday and thoroghly enjoyed it for the action adventure fluff that is was! The special effects were fab and the boys were looking pretty fine :D I also got my share of yummy accents!
Although Chaz did point out that Pembroke (sp?) is in Wales and not really "on the way" to London from Northumberland. :o
07-15-2002, 09:27 AM
What is it about a man riding a horse that makes me swoon? :)
07-15-2002, 10:06 AM
How gory is the movie?
I've been dying to see it because 1) I love dragons and 2) I was hoping for a campy Mars Attacks kind of movie. However, I don't handle graphic violence well - one of the previews I saw made it look as if it might be worse than the typical action/adventure movie.
07-15-2002, 10:25 AM
Well, I never claimed it made sense :D . I went in expecting stupid fun and that's what I got. I fully expect most movies of this type of have plot wholes that you could drive a tank through so I'm rarely dissapointed if the plot doesn't make complete sense. It was a fairly low budget movie so I cut it some slack.
hlao - I didn't think it was tremendously gory and I'm usually easily grossed-out. Ff it's campy, it's purely unintentional. The movie takes itself fairly seriously so there's not a lot of self-conscious wink-wink, nudge-nudge from the filmmakers.
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