The flavour for autumn’s movie season is historically inaccurate films. The trend continues with Pompeii.
What’s it all about?
The story details the events surrounding Milo, an enslaved gladiator, who craves love, freedom and revenge. His life and the lives of those around him drastically change when the volcano Vesuvius explodes and covers everything in lava and ash.
The good bits
Jon Snow the erstwhile bastard son of Ned Stark (if you’re not a fan of Game of Thrones he is perhaps best known as the actor Kit Harrington) he makes this film entirely watchable.
The not-so-good bits
Everything but Jon Snow, I mean Kit Harrington…
Seriously this film is awful. The writing is unoriginal, the actors’ performances are hammy and it drips with an extraordinary amount of clichés. You never really get attached to the characters or vested in their respective outcomes. That being said, there are moments when you get caught up in a particularly well-choreographed fight scene, or start to almost enjoy the ridiculous over-acting. But those moments are few and far between.
– Radha Sternback
Top photo from Pompeii – 2014 Facebook page.