Pompeii

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This big-budget sword-and-sandal adventure lacks the energy and storytelling heft to amount to more than a guilty pleasure.

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In 79 A.D., Pompeii, a bustling port city, stands in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Milo (Kit Harington), a former slave, is a gladiator who has caught the eye of Cassia (Emily Browning), a wealthy merchant's daughter. However, their difference in social status is not the only obstacle to their love; Cassia has been promised to Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland), a corrupt Roman senator. When the eruption of Mount Vesuvius rains lava and ash down on the city, Milo races to save her before it's too late.

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  • Jan 23, 2017
    Let's start with the positive: the movie looks great, the visuals and effects really work. Little else does, though. The cast acts wooden, the story is predictable and boring, borrowing many elements from Gladiator and the end is cheesy as hell. Overall a real waste of time.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 25, 2014
    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 amusing, great-looking catastrophe, the nice score and Kit Harington's spectacular abs.
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  • Aug 24, 2014
    If you don't know the story but seen the trailer then you will probably guess how it all ends, It did feel like a B-movie version of Gladiator, With some poor acting and dialogue, It plods along with some ok action scenes nothing new, I must admit when the volcano erupts it got better, The effects were pretty good and entertaining, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version but I would of thought it wouldn't of made a great deal of difference, It's an ok film with some ok action, Great special effects but nothing more.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2014
    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.
    Christian C Super Reviewer

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