Saturday, 24 May 2014

Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii” potently depicts the blazing tragedy of the world’s most vile volcano in ancient times

Reviewed by Nancy Snipper

This great film has all the makings of a classic. It involves slaves, gladiator fights, treachery, loyalty, and a major love story between a royal and a slave. The story moves along well into the film before the impending doom of nature’s wrath – a world where the once stunning Pompeii will be engulfed in plume; the volcano’s eruption burns, drowns and suffocates all people living in the fair city. The event is a true tragedy – it was a fateful day when the volcano blew its top in 79 AD.  History has never forgotten this moment and the days following and the film really does a highly realistic job of recreating it all. The editing, superb  realistic images and suspense were timed to build throughout the 105 minutes of the film creating a collision course between the eruption and story of the ill-fated lovers. 

This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.
 Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.