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I have always been fascinated about the history of Pompeii. This movie totally ruined an event that was catastrophic and turned it into a boring story. It made the plight of slaves into a cliché. A ridiculous love story. And, the actual eruption into a blase event. The acting is horrible and you got the impression that the actors were doing it to just get a paycheck.
The 1980's T.V miniseries The Last Days of Pompeii was done better. If you can't find that to watch go on Netflix and watch a documentary of Pompeii. You will enjoy it more so.
Skip this one and if you did watch it try to forget it. It shouldn't be difficult.
The Darkest Hour (2011)
Deserves better than the low rating
I don't understand why such a low rating for this movie. That is why I gave it a higher rating.
The acting is decent. The concept was somewhat original. And, I have seen numerous sci-fi and horror movies and this one kept my attention. Unlike many other movies.
The movie takes place in Moscow with 4 Americans trying to survive an alien invasion. Nice change from all other invasions only occurring in America.
How they go about surviving is the interesting part with one technique (while they are in the apartment of Sergei) that is a reality for a real life apocalyptic event. Most people would not realize this unless they were into science, but for those that are it is cool to see it used in the movie. And, for those who are not aware of it should Google it. You might find it interesting.
I am glad that I ignored the low rating and watched the movie. Was not disappointed.
Rating I would give it is: 6.5 out of 10.
Furry Vengeance (2010)
Not as bad as it is rated
I would not have given it a 9 rating, but did so out of the ridiculous ratings of 1 and 2.
This is a silly show to be sure, but it is a fun movie for kids. Total slapstick and family friendly. Think of it as a cartoon with over the top silly moments that will have kids enjoying.
I think that some people feel that all movies have to be liked by adults and miss the point that sometimes they are just for kids. To give it such a low rating is not fair.
Brendan Frazer is fun and handled the physical aspects well. He doesn't take it seriously and just rolls with it. Brooke Shields' does a fairly good job as playing his wife. And, his boss is always hilarious in everything he does.
Give it a chance if you have kids.
Pan Am (2011)
I really enjoyed the show
It is in a way a soap, so there is going to be multiple story lines, but if you have even half a decent attention span this will be no problem. It is a history lesson of how things were not so long ago and shows how women had to put up with crap just to do their jobs. But, for me it is a thrill of an era that opened doors.
When the jets became part of commercial flying the world changed. It was exciting! Being able to go to another country in a matter of hours. Meeting and seeing people from foreign countries you would never imagine getting to do.
As for the pilots being too young, that is true. Especially handling the new jets. I just ignored that.
The music is great. The period clothes are on the money. The pride of being a stewardess (that is what they were called then) was right on. The first episode was very enjoyable and I hope that it continues and has great success.