Pompeii 2014

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Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harrington, "Game of Thrones"), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a terrifyig race against time to save his true love (Emily Browning, "Sucker Punch").

Kit Harrington,Carrie-Anne Moss
1 hour, 44 minutes

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Genres Action & Adventure
Director Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring Kit Harrington, Carrie-Anne Moss
Supporting actors Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Keifer Sutherland
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 15 Sept. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Pompeii' a 'Mediterranean' Jewel of the vast and indeed all powerful 'Roman Empire'
It's residents totally unaware of the danger close by, the year is 79 A.D.
Seventeen years earlier a young boy 'Milo' see's his parents butchered by order of
'Roman' Centurion 'Corvus's (Kiefer Sutherland) Legionnaires, their paths will cross again.
'Milo' the only survivor of his village, is found then sold on to the Romans, he grows up
in 'Londinium' becoming a formidable force in the Gladiatorial arena.
Admired by spectators the Gladiator 'Milo' (Kit Harington) is taken to 'Pompeii' to entertain
eager spectators of the important Roman City.
Early on, there are signs that go unheeded by 'Pompeii's' inhabitants unknowing of what
is yet to come.
Meanwhile the arena is being prepared for the Gladiatorial games to honour their illustrious
visitor, now, Senator, 'Corvus'
After an incident 'Milo' becomes scheduled to face 'Pompeii's' champion 'Atticus' (Adewale
Akinnuoye-Agbaje) in the Gladiatorial finally of the Games, victory would mean freedom by
Roman-Law for 'Atticus'
However there becomes a change in the schedule, 'Milo' and 'Atticus' along with a handful
of fellow Gladiators are pitted against overwhelming odds in a re-enactment of 'Corvus's
celebrated victory over the 'Celts' 17 years or so ago.
'Milo' and 'Atticus' walk away victorious, however after an outburst by 'Milo' 'Corvus' orders
his bodyguard 'The Champion of Rome' to kill 'Milo' - however an inconvenient interruption
to proceedings occurs, 'Mount Vesuvius' begins to erupt, all hell breaks loose.
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94 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Kirsty Grant on 26 May 2014
Format: DVD
To start off, I thoroughly enjoyed Pomepeii, which is what I film is supposed to do. I am also a student studying ancient history and classical archeology, so I feel like I have a right to comment on the accuracy of the film, unlike many of the negative reviews on here.

The film makers perfectly recreated the city of Pompeii based on photography they took from the remains of the town, so A+ for going the extra mile as far as I'm concerned! The 3D effects worked very well and I actually saw someone in the cinema duck out the way from flaming debris!

The acting was very good and I'm very pleased with the casting choice. I also like the opening scene set in Britannia, showing the origins of the main male protagonist Milo. The story line was a bit predictable, but over all still enjoyable.

As far as accuracy is concerned, it's a Hollywood film. Of course it's not going to be completely accurate. Get over it. The film makers exaggerated the effects of the volcano to highlight the disaster and make a more dramatic film. In truth, only about 2000 people out of 20,000 died in Pompeii. Whereas in the film it looks like everyone does. The also combined the devastation of Herculaneum and Pomepeii, again, to make a more dramatic film.

All in all I loved it and would definitely recommend it to friends. And to those who insist on moaning about the accuracy: go and watch a documentary, not a film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 100 REVIEWER on 21 July 2014
Format: DVD
I watched this movie at the cinema with my 11 year old daughter, and it was an enjoyable enough flick in the style of Gladiator (Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe). This movie is basically a love story between a slave named Milo, who possesses formidable fighting skills (think Russell Crowe in Gladiator), and a beautiful noblewoman, Cassia. Kit Harrington (famous as a result of his role in Game of Thrones) has the lead in this sword and sandals epic, and makes the most of a role which is taken over by the CGI in the second half of the movie. He is made a Roman slave and taken to the arenas of Pompeii, during which he becomes romantically involved with Cassia. Cassia's father, a Roman general named Corvus (played with a toe-curling English accent by the fish out of water Keifer Sutherland), disapproves of his daughter's choice in men, and determines that Milo needs to be removed from Cassia's life. The last half hour of the movie, when the volcano erupts and the city is hit by a tsunami, is an impressive exercise in F/X. You watch Milo and Cassia fight for survival against rivers of molten lava and the sea when it gets whipped up by the tsunami. Of course, the big final showdown is between Milo and Corvus, and I won't let slip how they resolve their differences. Keifer Sutherland is a great actor, but his attempt here at an English accent unfortunately lends an unintended comical aspect to the film. Kit Harrington is a solid if slightly uninspiring hero, reminiscent perhaps of L.A. Law's Harry Hamlin in the original Clash of the Titans. Suffice to say, the film has its drawbacks, with just a little too much hokum to let you keep a straight face.Read more ›
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49 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Anthony J. Bond on 11 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I saw this film at the cinema yesterday and enjoyed it so much that I've now ordered it from Amazon. I disagree with the negative reviews here and can only say that I found the acting perfectly adequate, the script workmanlike, the music outstanding, the costumes and staging impressive, the gladiatorial scenes sufficiently violent and credible and the special effects of the volcano's eruption highly convincing. I am not a scholar of Roman history so cannot say to what extent the film is faithful to the facts, but this is supposed to be entertainment not a history lesson and, to that extent, it succeeds exceptionally well. One reviewer criticizes the film for supposedly showing the gladiators' arena being destroyed by the volcano whereas, in fact, it survives to this day but, in fact, the film only shows it being damaged by the eruption, not destroyed as alleged, so it is faithful to the facts in this respect. I saw this film after it had run at our cinema for a week, yet the auditorium was full to near capacity, which would not have been the case if it had been damned by word of mouth. The only reason I am not awarding the film five stars is because -as can be seen from the posters- the actor portraying the leading male character is no Russel Crowe -he's too young for the role, sports a tousle of hair more reminiscent of the 1970s than the Roman period and quite frankly, looks like a biceps-challenged wimp out of physical scale with the manly gladiators and Roman soldiers he too easily dispatches in battle. You can't have everything.
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