Reign of Fire Review and Blu-ray Features
Reign of Fire
12 July 2002
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
young Quinn’s origin similar to young Bruce Wayne
Both were Bale movies, too. Surprised Quinn didn’t become “Dragonman” after the trauma of being scared by the dragon & losing him mum in the melay.
That’s a pretty good observation. Lol, nicely done!
Reign Of Fire 2 please
I love it and really hope that some day we can see a sequel
I’d love to see a prequel, showing the dragons’ destruction of the world.
This movie definitely needs a sequel. What a great cast!
It really is such a great premise.
Their theory about egg fertilizing
If the males part is to fly over the area where the females lay their eggs then how is it that Quinn removed a fertilized and partially developed dragon egg from the female that they helped kill?
I think you took the fish metaphor way too word-by-wordy. What Alex meant was that their reproduction cycle is like that of fish, only one male is needed as he goes from one female to another to fertilize the eggs she carries. I believe dragons in this movie perform internal fertilization, like reptiles.
Role of Matt McC
Matt McC nailed the badass role right on target. he did a great job in this role
Reference to Texas
Matthew’s character “Denton” tells his men to line up 20 yards South by Southwest; being a Texan he is referencing Austin’s annual music festival, South by Southwest (SXSW).
Van Zan mentions that he was able to kill a dragon during “magic hour” — what was he talking about?
Van Zan was talking about a specific time of day near sunset called “magic hour” or “golden hour”, when the light from the sun is softer. Van Zan had deduced that the dragon he killed (and the rest of its species) have impaired vision at that time of day. We see evidence during the final battle with the male dragon in London: while it hunts Quinn, Van Zan & Alex, we see things from it’s perspective, which is distorted & somewhat blurred, making it harder for the dragon to see them.
Matthew McConaughey- perfect as God of War Kratos
He really looked a perfect fit as Kratos, of the God of War franchise. So brawny and hard-looking
Big van zan jump?
Did van zan actually think he was gunna kill that dragon with that big leap at the end with the axe?
The Male Dragon
I´m just a little curious as to the size of the male dragon in the movie. It seems to be bigger than anything else, I even found something like “10 times bigger than other dragons“, whatever that means but, what about overall length and wingspan?
It’s never mentioned in the movie, however you can estimate his size during the scene where Van Zan leaps on him near the end of the movie:
Compared to Van Zan, I’d estimate that the dragon is roughly the size of a B-52 Stratofortress plane, with a wingspan that could be even larger on scale.
If you pause at the part when the dragon grabs Van Zan, you can see that his head is not longer then 10-15 feet, giving you a clear sense of scale
RT/Meta Critic Review
Reign of Fire is one of the most intense and enjoyable monster flicks I’ve ever seen.(Click here to see)
good entertainment (Click here to see)
Disney is really getting consistent with their Blu-Ray releases. This is, yet again, a flawless transfer done up to perfection with the AVC codec. I found detail to be outstanding with a special emphasis on facial detail and the rocky, mountainous backdrops that are present for most of the film. This can be a pretty drab film from a color perspective, but when dragon-fire shows up on-screen, the reds and oranges pop very nicely. Shadow detail is superb and black levels are consistently excellent. Really, the best thing I can say about this particular transfer is that it is extremely consistent. There isn’t a weak scene in the entire movie and the picture quality is exceptional throughout. Kudos, again, have to go to Disney for their exceptional commitment to providing us all with excellent quality transfers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Reign of Fire certainly doesn’t disappoint in the audio department. Disney continues their streak of delivering outstanding 5.1 PCM tracks with one of the most active and aurally exciting surround presentations in recent memory. There are a few nice, quiet moments in Reign of Firethat are very satisfying in their subtlety. Let’s not kid around, though. Where this track really shines is in the amazing sense of depth and full 360 degree envelopment as dragons fly from front to back, side to side and kick the living hell out of everything on screen. Low frequency effects thunder from the subwoofer channel and fierce and almost frightening effects blare from each and every speaker at top volume. This PCM track is an absolute blast and is sure to really tick off your neighbors.
Here’s what’s included:
-“Breathing Life into the Terror”
-“If You Can’t Take the Heat”
-Audio Commentary with Director Rob Bowman
-Original Theatrical Trailer
While not presenting the most comprehensive set of extras I’ve ever seen, Reign of Fire does include all of the original DVD supplements along with a nice 1080p HD trailer for the film. I’m glad to see that they did include the trailer. I for one really enjoy theatrical trailers and consider them to be the only supplement that is absolutely essential for any film release. Both documentaries are standard behind the scenes material mixed in with your basic electronic press kit material. Nothing really essential, but if you are a fan of the film, I’m sure you’ll find both docs interesting. Rob Bowman’s commentary track is a little on the dry side. We are treated to a mainly technical discussion regarding Reign of Fire without much real insight into story or where changes might have been made to make the film a bit more compelling.