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").

Starring:
Kit Harrington,Carrie-Anne Moss
Runtime:
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 TV on 10 April 2015
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First off, I was really unsure if I should say that this review contains spoilers or not but then I realised that anyone who has ever seen a film before would already know what happens, such are the levels of originality in this film.

We start off with the protagonist's (the one Kit Harrington played) parents dying (massacred by the antagonist (Kiefer Sutherland) no less) before he is sold into slavery. He is taken to Pompeii where he kills a horse which leads to the posh girl falling in love with him. The protagonist is sent to fight in a match that is grossly unfair but he survives and defies the government (I had to check it hadn't switched to Gladiator at this point). Cliché, cliché, cliché, then the volcano erupts (at about 1 h 10 mins, this is a good place to start watching). This is where we move away from Gladiator onto a mash up of 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Dante's Peak, and Gladiator. This is where the film becomes a joy to watch as you will at this point be past exasperation and giggling merrily at every copy and pasted section.

On a more positive note, the CGI eruption (spoiler: Vesuvius erupts) looked beautiful (although one scene looked like it was copied from 2012) and gave a brief respite just long enough to wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes. One moment in particular showing the ash cloud blotting out the sun was a perfect metaphor of what happened to my hopes of an original film idea existing in this copy-pasted (see, even I'm doing it) programme. However, as visualling stunning as it was, I'm not convinced that it was historically or scientifically accurate.

In conclusion, 2012: Gladiator edition is a brilliant film to watch with friends if you enjoy clichés in movies. Just don't expect anything complex or new to happen.
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104 of 119 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 rbmusicman TOP 50 REVIEWER on 15 Sept. 2014
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ernest on 4 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Fairly enjoyable action film, with several rip offs from Gladiator (which is a much better film). However this is more suitable for a younger audience then Gladiator as it is faster paced with less blood and guts. Having recently been to Pompeii it was interesting to see how the film makers have interpreted the city based on the ruins
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