Pyrospective Video Review – Reign of Fire

Reign Of Fire

Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Rob Bowman (Director)Rated: PG-13


OK so any movie with a name like Reign of Fire has got to have good pyro.  Its just a given, Reign of Fire = Lots of mind blowing PYRO, right?  Well I had seen Reign of Fire when it came out in July of 2002.  I knew from what I had seen that I had to include a review here.   To make sure I gave it a fair review I wanted to watch it again, and I was not disappointed.  It was even better then I had remembered, at least from a pyro point of view.  The story is good, however the ending is more then a little anticlimactic.

The real gem of Reign of Fire though is in the special features.  Two featureettes give some great details on specific effects, safety, and pyrotechnics in film making. One of the effects they detail is the dripping fire dragon drool. They even go so far as to add subtitles for the ingredients!  Hmm going to have to try and recreate this effect sometime soon!  All considered this a great reference video for any pyro working in film. I would highly recommend adding it to your collection.

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