Pompeii

Pompeii

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MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content.
"Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), a wealthy merchant's daughter who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator (Kiefer Sutherland). As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him"--Container.

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chaliser
May 15, 2017

I read the comments, which... Folks, It's a LOVE movie, a chick-flick with violence. Sorry - it's done perfectly well enough if you're not addicted to fantastical fantasy in action and catastrophic shock and awe every 10 seconds. Neither is it historical gospel (although we know so little about Pompeii that we don't really know that such a story did NOT take place). Although there's a good bit of realism with regard to the hierarchical stations of the day. And that's a central part of it's story - about people - getting over their stuff, amid fairly fantastic special effects, by the way (oh, and vengeance is another central theme, as well as courageous women breaking tradition). True, It has only a very few of the great actors that apparently too many of us (with that "winner-loser" value system) are over-influenced to bow down to. Folks, it's a love story with perks.

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oluja
Feb 17, 2017

One of the typical super-predictable Hollywood garbage movies. Bad.

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catherinejoy
Jan 08, 2016

Poor film, filled with excessive violence. Predictable storyline, nothing new.

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Basileus
Aug 19, 2015

The special effects are good, the acting is passable but the storyline is boring and predictable since we all know how it ends.

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marx_bro
Jul 30, 2015

Reminds me of Russel crow's "Gladiator". This movie is less about the destruction of Pompeii than it is about one slave / gladiator who, while trying to win the heart of a princess, also tries to get revenge on the Romans who murdered his family.

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Logovore
Jul 28, 2015

I enjoyed the movie as a sword-and-sandals with epic disaster adventure flick. . However, as an accurate historical film it is laughable. The effects are spectacular--this is not a movie to watch for the plot, such as it is.

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ocgenapo
May 25, 2015

Such nonsense. The only pompeii is the burning of the place. The rest is gibberish.

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nashton85
May 06, 2015

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

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white_cobra_21
Apr 28, 2015

Special effects weren't too bad - definitely not top notch. When a review leads with a comment about special effects - that tells you about the rest of the movie. The gladiator scenes were decent as well, fairly well performed, but the movie just missed out on pace, interest, and anything compelling to drive it.

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joywolf83
Apr 02, 2015

Actually good special-effects and a better movie than I thought. I thought the characters were pretty good considering. They drug it out at the end. But all in all pretty good movie

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X_andor_Who Aug 01, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Neighborly Notice: A Venomous Environment: We have fellow creatures, whom have become gladiatorial slaves, and they, fighting other creatures, other slaves… dismembering parts and hearts and other creatures’ features… all for fun and for said games. –X; Who

X_andor_Who Aug 01, 2014

Other: Neighborly Notice: Sapient Sages Become Enslaved Via Sick Society And Its Sick Ways: Because the people pluribus, miserably, misbehave, we have two gladiator slaves, and them, showing us, in this story, how we can grow and be sapiently saved. –X; Who

X_andor_Who Aug 01, 2014

Violence: Neighborly Notice: Virile Violence: Swords are swiftly swung, they are as corporeally stabbin’. If I remember correctly, even an axe was flung! -X; Who

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jimg2000
Sep 24, 2014

A Gladiator: They say that Celt
is faster even than you.
Atticus: They always say that.

Cassia: Men killing each other for amusement is not a sport.
...
Cassia: Is this what you call sport?
Corvus: No, Lady Cassia, this is not sport. This is politics.

aaa5756 Aug 06, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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X_andor_Who Aug 01, 2014

Tags Summary: slavery, sick society, sick spirits, gladiators, weapons, warriors, weapon wielding warriors, honor, volcano, mass deaths, seismic activity, coliseum, amphitheatre, the theatre, Rome, fighting for freedom, fighting for friendship, avenging, an avenging angel, colonies, horses, horse riding, equestrian, greed is their creed, tyrants, nationalism, rebellion, ashes to ashes, story sums the human experience. –X; Who

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