Director: Rob Bowman
Starring: Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco, Gerard Butler
Writers: Matt Greenberg, Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka
Distributors: Spyglass Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures
Movie Rating: PG-13
Reign of Fire takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Dragons are ancient beasts that lay dormant for many thousands of years. When they re-emerge, they lay waste to everything, forcing the world to replenish itself. This ties into dragons presented in mythology, for humans before have encountered this race of monsters.
The characters in the movie aren't particularly complex or fascinating. The struggle to survive against an almost insurmountable foe makes a compelling conflict and plot, but it's hardly innovative. The entertainment value comes from the astounding graphics and the interesting vantage point on dragons.