Pompeii 2014

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(187) IMDb 5.6/10
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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").

Starring:
Kit Harrington, Carrie-Anne Moss
Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Pompeii

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Product Details

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
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Stratton on 29 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
A cross between 'Conan the Barbarian' and 'Downton Abbey' in togas, with acting about the same level as 'Postman Pat' and dialogue so awful it makes 'Up Pompeii' look like a work of genius. On top of that, the makers clearly haven't the remotest idea of what actually happened at the doomed city: all concerned should be dropped into the nearest volcano. Goes straight to the top of the list of The Most Ludicrous Movies Ever Made.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Iain Thomas on 19 Sep 2014
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Quality actors but a terrible script, a truly poor Hollywood attempt at a summer blockbuster, I would advise against viewing this as you will only be disappointed!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SCREEN77 on 4 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
Learnt something new today & came as a bit of a suprise,Pompeii was also hit by a tidle wave!! (yeah right)
This is almost as bad as "Noah" which is also time wasted i will never get back.Woefull acting & woefull dialogue in a disaster film that has some flimsy melodrama attached to hit,just like so many others i really couldn't give a rats arse about any of the 1d characters.The effects are ok but so what,it was a relief when the volcano errupted.
Absolute rubbish.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Anony-Mouse on 20 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
Absolutely shocking.
This film has borrowed so heavily from Gladiator and tge Spartacus series that I had to check I hadnt purchased the wrong film.
Replete with historical innacuracy, terrible script and mediocre acting not to mention casting Kiefer Sutherland in a role that is just not him (wait till you hear his attempt at a posh British accent), even the CG effects looked very dated on my Sky Hd version.

Kris watshisface from Game of Thrones made a good central character but not enough to redeem all the other downfalls of this movie, it truly is rubbish, worse even than Troy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L36TOS10 on 6 Oct 2014
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Dreadful film Shockingly bad. Others have pointed historical inaccuracies but that's only part of what makes this film bad. It's as if the actors turned up and delivered lines from a script without even knowing what the film was and then the studio built a CGI Pompeii and Vesuvius around them. There's a ludicrous and far fetched romantic plot. A few gladiator cliches. Kiefer Sutherland's 'posh' English accent is hilarious.

Dreadful. Avoid.
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51 of 60 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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37 of 44 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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'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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