“Reign Of Fire” is a 2002 sci-fi film about dragons taking over the world and humanity’s struggle to survive. Let’s summarize “Reign Of Fire”… In 10 Screencaps Or Less!™
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Key plotpoints of this film are pictured below. You have been warned!
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Young Quinn Abercromby visits his mother at work. She’s the chief of a construction crew working on the Underground in London.
Proving that it’s never a good idea to dig TOO far underground, the construction works accidentally awaken an enormous, hibernating dragon which quickly kills everyone except for Quinn.
Over the course of twenty years, dragons (and nuke-happy humans) reduce the earth to a cinder. Quinn grows up to lead a group of survivors who dwell inside a stone castle in Northumberland.
A group of heavily armed Americans charges into town, led by Denton Van Zan. Although they don’t like or trust one another, Quinn and Van Zan agree to pursue the dragon that’s been threatening the castle and killing the crops…
… and cooperate to slay it.
Van Zan wants to recruit Northumberlanders into his army, to attack the only known male dragon. Kill it, and no new dragons can be born. Quinn disagrees. They wrestle. Van Zan wins and takes his army to fight the male dragon. The male dragon incinerates all but Van Zan and two of his soliders, then backtracks their trail and attacks the castle.
Quinn and Van Zan work together to save the people trapped in the castle and hunt down the male dragon.
When Van Zan’s plan is to kill the dragon with an explosive tied to a crossbow bolt fails, he takes a flying leap with an axe at the dragon. It doesn’t go well for Van Zan.
Quinn takes aim with his own explosive-tied-to-a-crossbow-bolt–and kills the dragon dead!
Months later, no new dragons have been reported and the existing dragons have eaten one another. Things are looking good!
Tomorrow, we see what “Reign Of Fire” can teach us about product management and agile development.