Movie Review, Pompeii 2014: Death is the only freedom

Pompeii movie posterBoys and girls from Game of Thrones have hit the jackpot at Hollywood with this series, because now they are casted in lots of movies, especially the one from the „Lannister” family. I saw Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in at least 3 movies since he started the show, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) I saw it in Dom Hemingway and about Cersei (Lena Headey) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) it doesn’t need to mention. Now, thanks to Pompeii, it’s „Jon Snow”’s turn (Kit Harington) to stand out. Pompeii is the third movie I’ve watched this year with gladiators, Spartans, blah, blah, and is by far the best of them, the other two being 300: Rise of an Empire and The Legend of Hercules.


Reading about Pompeii before I got the impression that it will be more like a typical love story between a princess and a slave, and the action would remain in the background, but it is not so. Indeed, there are the aforementioned romance story, but it’s passed over in the background (which is very good) and the action is the one that prevails. Even if I don’t really like him, I think Kit Harington has done honorably in the role of Celtic man whose family was slaughtered by the Romans, along with the entire village, back when he was a child, and at maturity he became a gladiator. He did much better than Kellan Lutz in the role of Hercules.


Despite the fact that it has a small note on IMDb (at time of writing this article has only 6.1) I really liked this movie and I think that if is being seen in 3D it is sensational. I thought that it’s great, and that volcano has done an apotheosis conclusion. It’s true that there are many clichés and stereotypes in dialogues, but to me these are details that can be overlooked because they are typical on Hollywood movies and I think it’s useless to always criticize them, so we must accept them as they are. Neither Emily Browning did not seem well suited for the role of Princess, I think they could find a better solution. There are some who complained of inaccuracies and that the events have been exaggerated for the sake of special effects, but I was not bothered of that because I did not expected to see a documentary.

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  1. Yashesh says:

    I really enjoy all kinds of disaster films. Found this to be average at best, given the fair potential of the plot. Harington does stand out. Decent one time watch, though.

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