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"No warning. No escape."
  • PG-13
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 5.5  (116,963)
  • 41

Pompeii is a thrilling historical action-adventure movie set against the backdrop of the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii. The film, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, stars Kit Harrington, known for his role as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, as the protagonist Milo, a brave and skilled gladiator who falls in love with Cassia, played by Emily Browning, the daughter of a wealthy merchant.

The movie begins with a spectacular sequence of the eruption of the volcano, which is portrayed in vivid detail and with impressive CGI effects. The ash and lava rain down on Pompeii, causing widespread panic and destruction. Amidst the chaos, we see the plight of Milo, a slave who is more skilled in combat than most of the gladiators. He is taken to Pompeii and is soon recognized as a force to be reckoned with, to the delight of the gladiator master, Graecus, played by Joe Pingue, who sees potential in him as a fighter.

Meanwhile, Cassia, who is returning from a trip to Rome, arrives in Pompeii with her father, Severus, a powerful senator who is seeking to expand his business and political influence. She is distraught to see the poverty and suffering of the people, especially the slaves, and is impressed by the courage and honor of Milo, who she meets in one of the city streets.

As the story progresses, we see the burgeoning love story between Milo and Cassia, despite the differences in their social status and the looming threat of the volcanic eruption. However, their relationship is complicated by the presence of Corvus, a corrupt and ruthless Roman senator, played by Kiefer Sutherland, who has designs on Cassia and is willing to do anything to get her. Corvus is also responsible for the enslavement of Milo's family, and he recognizes him as a threat to his plans.

The plot becomes increasingly tense as the rivalry between Milo and Corvus intensifies, and Cassia finds herself torn between them. At the same time, the signs of the impending eruption become more frequent and ominous, and the people of Pompeii are preparing for the worst.

The final act of the film is a thrilling action spectacle, as Milo and Corvus face off in a battle for Cassia's hand, while the Mount Vesuvius unleashes its fury on the city. The climactic scenes are marked by intense and heart-pounding moments of action, punctuated by dramatic, emotional beats that underscore the characters' struggles and sacrifices.

Overall, Pompeii is a well-crafted historical epic that combines sweeping, panoramic storytelling with nail-biting action and romance. It is a cinematic tribute to an ancient civilization and a testament to human resilience and courage in the face of catastrophe.

Pompeii is a 2014 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 41.

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