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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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No warning. No escape. 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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Details

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

The thumbs-up/thumbs-down gestures which stem from gladiatorial events had different if not opposite meanings to what they do today. A down-turned thumb by an official symbolized the winner burying his sword in the sand and the loser's life spared; an upturned thumb expressed delivering the killing stroke, symbolizing a slit throat. The actual gesture remains unknown - our belief in the thumbs-up/down stem from a painting by Gerome (pollice verso - with turned thumb) the surviving descriptions 'Infesto pollice' (with hostile thumb) and 'pollice premere' (with thumb pressed down) are too ambiguous to conclusively state what gesture was used in reality. See more »

Goofs

After Milo's sword is cut in half, Proculus has his sword right under Milo's chin. The camera shifts to one side, and the sword is a few inches away from his chin. When it goes back, it's under the chin again. 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 »

Connections

References The Dark Knight (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

House of Delights
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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It all depends on your attitude
6 March 2014 | by klusebaSee all my reviews

You can take this movie from two different sides.

As somebody who is very much interested in history and geography and has studied both for many years, this movie is obviously full of mistakes and wrong stereotypes. It is almost as inaccurate as the "Spartacus" series. And this is never an original movie. We have all watched movies with very similar story lines about the evil Romans who want to control everything, the poor gladiators who stand up against them and the forbidden love between a rich young woman and a foreign slave. I can understand why many people are rating this film down. If you really want to watch a sophisticated movie about that time, go for the classic "Ben- Hur".

What I think is strange is that all these stereotypes were highly predictable from the trailers only. I am asking myself why people even went to watch this movie if they were going to hate it for the reasons mentioned above. Some people just want to bash a movie and seem to have a very sad life if they waste their time watching movie they dislike so much.

I went to watch the movie for something different. I wanted to watch a colourful movie with impressive sets and costumes and stunning 3D effects of an exploding volcano. I was eager to watch a fast pace flick with a lot of fighting scenes, some tension here and there and maybe a few love scenes with beautiful actresses. And I exactly got that.

In addition to this, the acting was just good enough and included a few interesting characters. I really liked Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jessica Lucas in this film even though they played stereotypical characters and could have had more screening time. If you are going to watch this movie for Carrie-Anne Moss or Kiefer Sutherland, please do not. They have been much better in other movies in the past.

In the end, it all depends on you. If you want to watch an original and profound movie and learn something about the Roman Empire, just forget it. If you want to watch a effect ridden action adventure, you are going to like this. It is not the movie of the year but I surely had a great time watching it.


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