Reign of Fire

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Reign of Fire is a 2002 film directed by Rob Bowman and starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco, and Gerard Butler. It takes place in the year 2020 in England, after mythological dragons have reawakened and laid burning waste to the earth, leaving civilization in ashes and ruin.

Quinn Abercromby[edit]

  • [looking at the approaching vehicles] That's a big tank.
  • We have to go on. We have to outlast them. Only one species is getting out if this alive.

Denton Van Zan[edit]

  • Envy the country that has heroes, huh? I say pity the country that needs them.
  • Look out that window, Eden isn't burning. Its burnt.
  • You see they have great vision during the day, and even better vision at night. But in the failing light, they can't focus. Magic hour.
  • We have paid a terrible price, and now we've got a chance to make a difference. We will.


  • Only one thing worse than a dragon... Americans.
  • Marauders. Years since we've seen them. Well, look at the bright side - at least we're not alone.


Denton Van Zan 'Dragon Slayer': What are you doing here, Quinn?
Quinn Abercromby: You're standing on ground where I've buried hundreds. This my land. I'll ask the questions. What are YOU doing here?

[after Quinn let Van Zan in]
Creedy: I'm sure you have a perfectly good explanation for this, but I'm buggered if I know what it is.
Quinn Abercromby: He's a Dragon Slayer.
Creedy: What?
Quinn Abercromby: A Dragon Slayer.
Creedy: Oh, he's a Dragon Slayer. I suppose that would make you King Arthur does it?

[Van Zan gives Quinn a drink from a hip flask.]
Quinn: [spitting it out] It's water!
Van Zan: You're gonna need it.

Quinn Abercromby: What do we do when we are awake?
The Children: Keep two eyes on the sky.
Quinn Abercromby: What do we do when we sleep?
The Children: Keep one eye on the sky.
Quinn Abercromby: What do we do when we see them?
The Children: Dig hard, dig deep, go for shelter, and never look back.

Quotes about Reign of Fire[edit]

  • We cannot believe what happens in the movie, and we cannot believe that the movie was made. [...] Why are the last words in the movie, "Thank God for evolution"? Could it be a ray of hope that the offspring of this movie may someday crawl up onto the land and develop a two-celled brain?


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