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
This is a must see movie especially for those who like gladiator fighting. There's lots of action and sword fighting which is awesome to watch in 3D Blu-ray which helps the movie be all that more interesting, it also adds to the volcano eruption. Make some popcorn and enjoy.
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.
I don't understand why critics have low reviews for this movie. I loved it . I wish I had not read the reviews I almost did not buy it. If you like action and a movie that's not slow, this is it. It moves very well, good actors, and great 3d. I am done with critics.