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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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)

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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73 of 82 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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44 of 51 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
Like Titanic, we know how this ends.

The film attempts to develop an interesting love story to the background of Pompeii. Celt (Kit Harington) is taken prisoner by the Romans after they wiped out his village. He grew up fighting in the London arena. He is whisked away to Pompeii years later where his great strength as a gladiator and his ability as a horse whisperer catches the attention of a woman of wealth (Emily Browning). As it just so happens, she is being forced to marry the Senator (Kiefer Sutherland) a man who slaughtered Celt's village. Is there a writer in the house?

The love story never evolved. Like most fighters, Celt has no trouble with 12 men, but takes him much longer fighting one man. There are no real political statements in the film. Celt believes his gods are punishing Rome, blah.blah, blah.

Will do as a rental.

No F-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
received today ! having watched this most excellent film ,and marvelled at its level of sheer fast paced action putting you right in the heart of the action , sound effects in the cinema were excellent , as were the actors costumes and Pompeii's gladiatorial scenery .
and beautiful tender romantic moments between milo played by the one and only gorgeous Kit Harrington and his beautiful beloved played by Emily Browning .
the scriptwriting was exquisite and should be congratulated it flowed naturally like a proper historical saga should .
Pompeii is a quite breath taking romance of sheer love and devotion attempting to defy all the odds
Although I would recommend this film to you , please be aware that when watched on DVD , it is very noticeable that some of the set in the scenes looks very artificial , and the scenes with lots of fire and rubble looks very staged too .
look closer at the actors costume and hair do's and again its noticeable that they appear artificial and did make me lol once or twice !
Pompeii was really made for the cinema or IMAX due to the scenery the sound effects and the costumes and unfortunately on DVD lets what is a superb film down .
now because I love Kit Harrington and lets face it who doesn't, with a gorgeous gladiatorial look like that I am giving this film five stars !!
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