Monday, September 7, 2015
REIGN OF FIRE (2002)
Then, in rides the equally yoked up Matthew McConaughey as an American soldier with a small army consisting of soldiers, a few armored vehicles and even a helicopter! Some macho, alpha male posturing happens followed by a small dragon skirmish to show the viewer how these American studs deal with the dragons. It's mildly exciting. After that, more alpha male stuff happens until the boss fight at the end. Yawn.
I went into REIGN OF FIRE expecting tons of dragon versus human action. Droves of helicopters versus a thousand flying dragons, well-armed soldiers fighting dragons in awesome street combat scenes....nope, instead we get a handful of stragglers quivering in fear and then some soldiers dudes that end up only killing two dragons total! Double yawn.
Mediocre acting by Bale and McConaughey (I honestly expected better from both of them), weak story, okay special effects, lame dragon vision, fake as fook looking tattoos, nearly all male cast, young Joffery, unsatisfying beginning, middle and ending. It's easy to see why this tanked at the box office after it's opening weekend. Skip it.