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13 September 2002
review:- REIGN OF FIRE.
action packed film that sees the Americans
leading the way and helping to win the
War. At least this time it is not a
real one.....The only thing
about this film that bugged me is the lack of
the dragon. Huge detail was given about
it, but you only see it in very very small
helpings... The cinematography
is often commanding, although the quality of the special effects varies widely from scene-to-scene.
The dragons when you do see them often look
very realistic, but in parts when the do look
a bit like the dragon from Brave Hart, a bit
fake and unconvincing.
The plot is of
course about dragons, a fire breathing dragon
is set free from its slumber thanks to workers
digging a tunnel for the London
Underground. Bizarrely the film
cuts direct to the last part of the story
after the dragon has multiplied and set fire to everything, establishing dominance over the planet.
Geographical relevance is also lost as the
plot takes us to Scotland, where a band of survivors.
The band includes the first one to ever see
the dragon. But the Americans come and show
them the way to roast the dragons into
negative start this
film is well worth a view, 4 stars yet again!
As most people who know me, I hate special
effects for the sake of effects, this one is
lacking in them but makes up for it with
strong acting and a good sense of humor e.g.:-
"One think I hate more than anything...
Americans." , just one of
the classic lines in the film that is full of
well timed tension backers. Even
the tag lines are well thought out for a
change, some are a bit cheesy but most are
very cleaver.... e.g.:-
"The Battle Ignites July 12""Fight Fire With Fire""They're extremely intelligent. Highly evolved. And they don't like sharing the planet."
I have to say though I was expecting Talking
Heads to be played...... but alas they never
did a tie with that tag line.
Film Review by
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Stax, Alexander Siddig as Ajay, Ned Dennehy as Barlow, Rory Keenan as Devon, Terence Maynard as Gideon, Doug Cockle as Goosh, Randall Carlton as Burke, Chris Kelly as Mead, Ben Thornton as Young Quinn and Alice Krige as Karen Abercromby.