Critic Consensus: This big-budget sword-and-sandal adventure lacks the energy and storytelling heft to amount to more than a guilty pleasure.
|Rating:||PG-13 (for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||Paul W.S. Anderson|
|Written By:||Janet Scott Batchelor, Michael Robert Johnson, Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchelor, Lee Batchler|
|In Theaters:||Feb 21, 2014 Wide|
|On DVD:||May 20, 2014|
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Critic Reviews for Pompeii
Pompeii 3D is a swords-and-sandals disaster epic that contains all the B-movie tropes you might hope for... The only element missing is a decent script.
Hammy performances, poor editing, straight-to-DVD special effects, and bland direction.
Sure, every character beat is hammy and predictable, but hey, not everything can be fine dining. Sometimes you just want a good cheeseburger and fries.
Rapidly burnt by a volcanically ludicrous story, Pompeii rumbles and crumbles, over-baking itself into a frothy crisp--puffery on the outside and clichéd passions within.
Audience Reviews for Pompeii
An average movie. Entertains and gives the viewer enough action for a Sunday afternoon!
From a narrative point of view, this is an uninspired hodgepodge that simply recycles every cliché and convention of the genre (including an indestructible villain), being only worth it for the fun and great-looking catastrophe, the nice score and Kit Harington's spectacular abs.
The volcano ain't the only disaster vying for screen time in this block-bust of a flick. Chief among the disasters is Kiefer Sutherland, who puts on ill-fitting airs and an absurd British accent that seems to have been developed to entertain the minions at a children's garden party in North Hollywood. Kit Harington has lost any luster rubbed off from the Game of Thrones series, deadpanning his way through the muddle. The script is silly and defies probability. However, the special effects are pretty awesome with lots of hell fire and explosions to entertain the otherwise bored audience.
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