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In a flame-scorched future where dragons (yes, dragons) have taken over the world, the leader of a small band of survivors (Christian Bale) reluctantly teams with a bald, bearded, cigar-chomping mercenary (a hilariously over-the-top Matthew McConaughey) to take the fight to the fire-breathers.
We always knew it would end this way: in a scorched future, the human race has been decimated by dragons (yes, dragons), whose monstrous appetites have left little food for any living thing. In the blasted English countryside, the idealistic Quinn (Christian Bale) leads a small group of survivors who have constructed a ramshackle community, where they attempt to outlive the starving beasts before they themselves perish. But when bald, bearded, cigar-chomping American mercenary Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey) and his crew of skydiving freebooters arrive on the scene with a plan to take the fight to the fire-breathers, Quinn and his people are led on a course that could end in their own destruction. Playing out its absurd premise with an absolute straight face — apart from some classic McConaughey insanity — Reign of Fire is far more fun than it has any right to be.