Reign of Fire (2002)


Link: Reign of Fire

Summary: In a post-apocalyptic world brought on by dragons, a man fights to kill the dragon alpha-male, hoping to restore peace and prosperity to the dragon-ravaged lands.

Thoughts: I love the idea of merging dragons with sci-fi, pitting dragons against modern military machinery.  The look-and-feel of combining classic fantasy (dragons and castles) with sci-fi (machinery in a post-apocalyptic world) is very unique and engaging.  Unfortunately the overall story for this film was rather bland and suffered from some major pacing issues.  The first act was bloated by unnecessary subplots and what should’ve been the midpoint event came too late in the story, making the climax rushed and anti-climactic.  In the end, it leaves you feeling you haven’t watched anything too special.  Fun idea ruined by plotting mistakes.

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