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Pompeii (2014)

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A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

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Paul W.S. Anderson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kit Harington ... Milo
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Aurelia
Emily Browning ... Cassia
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Atticus
Jessica Lucas ... Ariadne
Jared Harris ... Severus
Joe Pingue ... Graecus
Kiefer Sutherland ... Corvus
Currie Graham ... Bellator
Dylan Schombing ... Young Milo
Maxime Savaria ... Biggest Thracian
Ron Kennell ... The Weasel
Tom Bishop Sr. Tom Bishop Sr. ... Cassia's Carriage Driver
Rebecca Roberts Rebecca Roberts ... Milo's Mother (as Rebecca Eady)
Sasha Roiz ... Proculus
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Storyline

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), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. 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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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A City will Fall. A Hero will Rise. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pompeii See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,340,823, 23 February 2014

Gross USA:

$23,219,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,831,631
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nuno Capitao de Salles, Kit Harington's personal trainer, revealed that during the filming of Harington's shirtless scenes, he would stand just outside the view of the camera and yell at Harington, "Contract your abs" or "Flex your abs" to keep reminding Harington to flex his abs for the shot. See more »

Goofs

The bird of prey seen at the start of the villa party is a Harris's hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus). This species is native to the Central and South America so would have been an unknown species in Europe at this time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness. - Pliny the Younger, A.D. 79.
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Alternate Versions

During post production, the film company made edits to violence and bloodletting to appease the BBFC in the UK in order to secure a '12A' rating. These cuts persisted into all theatrical versions of the film released in other countries. See more »


Soundtracks

Masquerade
from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Written by Joseph LoDuca
© Starz Entertainment, LLC.
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music Canada, Ltd.
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Gladiator + Titanic = POMPEII
22 February 2014 | by andre_rox99See all my reviews

POMPEII is a disaster film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, starring Kit Harrington and Keifer Sutherland.

The film revolves around a boy who grows up to be a slave and eventually witnesses one of the biggest volcano tragedies in Pompeii.

Pompeii is quite an enjoyable time. I went in the cinema expecting a complete dud of a film, but I came out surprised at how much I had underrated the film. Inspite of the poster and trailer of the film failing to impress, the performances are great, and the action was extremely entertaining. The effects and directing were top-notch, especially after the volcano eruption commences. However, the film doesn't have a GREAT storyline and it does have that 'fake' factor which involves every other person dying and the main hero surviving through all the circumstances. ALSO, a gentle reminder about how the first half of the film is rough copy of Gladiator and the second half is a direct copy of Titanic.

A special mention about the 3D effects of the film. It truly is worth its price, because it just enhances the whole experience of the film, and adds to the enjoyable factor of the film.

In conclusion, inspite of its flaws, POMPEII is quite a good film. Don't go in expecting the best movie of 2014, and go in with an underrated opinion of the film, like I did, and promise that you'll have a great time.

POMPEII- 6.5/10


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