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Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Kit Harington, Emily Browning

Pompeii is an incredibly large-scale disaster movie, boasting adventure, romance, action and a devastating finale which ultimately overshadows the Irwin Allen disaster movies of the 1970s. Set in 79 A.D. the story centres around ex-slave turned gladiator Milo (Kit Harrington) who falls in love with Cassia (Emily Browning), a rich merchant's daughter. A corrupt Roman senator (Keifer Sutherland) will stop at nothing to make Cassia his wife and so the race is on, for Milo to rescue Cassia not only from Corvus but also from the impending eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

This epic period film described as a sword-and-sandal movie, contains all the elements to ensure maximum enjoyment for fans of this genre. The non-stop gladiatorial fighting sequences, romantic/political entanglements and the climactic volcanic eruption are all guaranteed to deliver nail biting suspense leaving viewers at the edge of their seats. The spectacular 3-D and CGI are the ultimate crowd pullers, adding authenticity to the disastrous volcano eruption sequences, the lava bombs, ash storms, tidal waves and earthquakes.

Adversely Pompeii does have many flaws. Harrington's British accent is detracting and his acting is very wooden at times. He's badly cast alongside Browning as there's an absence of chemistry. Sutherland lacks credibility as a Roman senator and his strange accent is excruciating. Carrie-Anne Moss also seems to have little to do as Cassia's mother, seemingly nothing more than a featured extra. Incurable romantics in the audience will pray the film ends on a happy note with Milo and Cassia walking off into the sunset, but the rest will be rooting for the volcano.
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Pompeii (2014)
Reviewed by Roberto Di Donato on
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The spectacular 3-D and CGI are the ultimate crowd pullers...
Rating: 3.0