Paul W.S. Anderson directs this period disaster film centered on the story of a Pompeii gladiator who races to save his true love as Mount Vesuvius prepares to erupt in A.D. 79. After rising out of slavery to become a gladiator, Milo (Kit Harrington) falls for radiant merchant's daughter Cassia (Emily Browning), who is being coerced into marrying a nefarious Roman Senator. Meanwhile, as the lava starts to flow, Milo must escape the arena and rescue Cassia before they are both turned to ash. CarrieAnne Moss, Adewa Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland co-star.~Jason Buchanan
The Assembly - Cast and characters
The volcanic eruption
20 deleted& alternate scenes
The Gladiators - stunts
The journey - Productin Design
The costume shop - Costume Design
Pompeii: Buried in time - Behind the scenes of ancient history's greatest disaster
I bought this one at Best Buy in Concord, New Hampshire. I really liked this one. A natural disaster movie with a Love story tied in. So glad I bought this one. It is worth the money !
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The bigger your screen the better the fun....
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Great 3D and plenty of earthshaking. Thin on plot (seen it all before) with a miscast Keifer Sutherland. Action scenes are about average for today's features. Fortunately, the movie doesn't overstay its welcome, which is a plus, so the entertainment value is retained. Just don't expect award winning performances, just sit back to let the visuals and sound wash over you. The bigger your screen the better the higher fun quotient. A bonus is the layout of the city of Pompeii for those who have visited the actual site.
Pompeii is not the best movie in the world, and it is not the worst. I purchased this movie for a number reasons, one, it cost $5 on sale and two, it's 3-D. And I'm just getting into 3-D, and I enjoyed it. Because it was 3-D, and I did enjoy the characters, and the storyline. I will admit, I'm glad I didn't have to try to write a story about a volcano exploding. But as I said I enjoyed watching the characters and the setting. Very nice period piece.
The disc looked fantastic and sounded great. It has deleted scenes, filmmakers commentary, and ultraviolet digital, among other things.
It was directed by Paul WS Anderson, a director whose work I enjoy. He shot it in 3-D which which gives it that wonderful depth that you don't get with conversion all the time. This look excellent.
So all in all I'm glad I purchased this movie, and I did enjoy watching it, and looking forward to watching it again.
The movie was slow. The 3D was an added element. The story line was fair. There was a lot of violence. If you enjoy gladiator storylines in movies, then you will most likely enjoy this one. I'm not sure how historically accurate it was apart from the volcano destroying Pompeii.