Pompeii 2014

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Set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, a slave on a ship heading for Naples works to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside the city's coliseum.

Starring:
Kiefer Sutherland, Kit Harington
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 44 minutes
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning
Director Paul W.S. Anderson
Studio E1 Films
Rental release 15 September 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 44 minutes
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning
Director Paul W.S. Anderson
Studio E1 Films
Rental release 15 September 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 44 minutes
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning
Director Paul W.S. Anderson
Genres Romance
Studio E1 Films
Rental release 15 September 2014
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

123 of 140 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By chris coupe on 21 Oct. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I really liked it, people these days are too quick to criticise, to say it wasn't realistic is like saying...Gone with the Wind and Ben Hur are not, but still great films, films are supposed to be about entertainment and it was, I think if some of the great films of the past were released today they would be slagged off for the same reasons this was, its good to see an old style epic for a change
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By STEVENSEAGALFAN on 11 May 2015
Format: Blu-ray
I enjoyed this film, to tell you the truth I did not have high hopes, but I was surprised how good this film was. Kit Harington(game of thrones) is becoming one of the most sort after actors in Hollywood, and so he should be he is a great actor with a bright future. The one thing I did like was the 3D plus picture quality it was very nice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kate Brown on 10 May 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A very enjoyable film. Wonderful scenes in the arenas and with the volcano bursting. A great performance from Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones).
Well worth seeing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Bethell on 30 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
not the best film ever, but nevertheless worth a watch. nice family entertainment - not too much sex, not too much violence and not too much gore and no swearing! just a good clean love story with a nice bit of history thrown in and some amazing special effects.
Also thought Kit Harrington was great in it, but then I also loved him in Game of Thrones
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Mitchell on 21 Feb. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
this was an ourtstanding movie with excellent special effects.It arraived in good time and in good condition
Regards
Mike
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Format: DVD
Well told and good acting especially from Kit Harington and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje would recommend also the extra bits very entertaining too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By trouble1345 on 4 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
Good film and enjoyable. Although some of the basics about the history don't ring true. But putting that to one side I'm glad I bought it.
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