POMPEII: A Movie Review
Release Date: February 20, 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Cast: Kit Harington as Milo, Emily Browning as Cassia, Kiefer Sutherland as Senator Corvus.
Mom Rating: Lots of violence and fighting make this a definite no go for the little ones! As for the middle school student studying about the city of Pompeii in history class…do not expect this film to scholastically provide any historical insight. However, it would be beneficial to reflect on historical facts both before and after the movie!
Genres: Drama, Historical Adventure Film and possible Romance.
Powerful, Passionate, Pompeii! This movie is action packed from the second it begins to its rock solid end!! The 3-D experience works well in this film thanks to; the violent displays created by Mount Vesuvius, the heartless bloodbaths created by the Roman takeovers, and the “fight to the death” gladiators.
The film begins with Milo as a young boy who witnesses his parents and the entire Celtic Horse people destroyed by the Romans. He is imprisoned as a youth and grows to be a well-trained and seemingly indestructible gladiator.
He meets two significant people that have a big impact on his life: Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a prominent entrepreneur, that immediately falls head over heal for him and the forever loyal Roman that so violently slaughtered his parents.
Milo ends up in a lot of trouble because of Cassia and her attempts to get him alone. The evil Senator Corvus wants Cassia as his wife so he is very jealous of Milo and would like nothing more than to see him dead.
Pompeii is definitely full of action and anticipation. The gladiator slaughter scenes in the coliseum are nothing in comparison to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius! Full of fury this volcanic monster shows no mercy. The loyal people of Pompeii are no longer feeling the spoils of their beloved city but the hot burning ash of an angry god.
Review by Shari Jacobs