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July 13, 2002

Going to see Reign of

Going to see Reign of Fire tonight. It's gotten bad reviews. On the other hand, it's gotten good reviews

Update:
It's a really, really bad movie, one that we thoroughly enjoyed, but not for any reasons that the filmmaker intended. Reign of Fire was meant to be shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000. That's the target audience. Two robots and one smart-ass. The flaws are so numerous that by the time you point out one, several others have popped up and moved on. Note to the director: Hey Rob, if dragons sound like the Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassic Park when they walk, then THEY'RE TO FREAKING HEAVY TO FLY! Dumbass. The one dragon that has been "hibernating" for millions of years is a male, they specifically point it out, the entire ending depends on it, yet they don't waste a second of screen time explaining how all the other dragons appear. All you need to show is an egg field. It's one goddamn shot. Lazy Bastard. And if dragons feed on the ash created by burning plants and animals, why is there grass everywhere? It's like they spent 60 million on the effects and a buck-fifty on the script.

Pete's Dragon is more realistic. Sadly, Pete's dragon also has better acting and dialogue, though RoF does have better fire. It got to the point that whenever Matthew Mcconaughey opened his mouth, people giggled. Bitching about Reign of Fire was by far the funnest part of the entire movie, and one that kept us entertained for the entire trip back. The sad thing is, we wanted to like the movie. We were pulling for the movie. The world needs more Helicopter vs. Dragon chase scenes. The dropoff from the first weekend for this movie is going to be phenomenal. People were heading for the exits during the climactic scene, for god's sake. People with a regular diet of Springer and the WWF were bitching about plot holes. Oh my God, did it ever suck.

Posted by Bigwig at July 13, 2002 11:20 PM | TrackBack
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