Pompeii Saturday, 11 July 2020

Pompeii

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch:

    Snowing ash.

  • Starring:

    Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Joe Pingue, Kiefer Sutherland, Currie Graham, Dylan Schombing

  • Directed by:

    Paul WS Anderson

  • Running time:

    105 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are stabbed, slashed, trampled, dragged, executed, bitten, slapped, chained, impaled, kicked, punched, drowned, thrown against walls, tripped, wrestled, stomped, lashed, shackled, knocked over, yanked, grabbed, crushed, locked up, pushed, thrown from great heights (fatal), tackled, beaten, abducted, forced into slavery, burned, speared, bound. Injured animal (broken leg), man snaps animals neck. Volcanic eruption, collapsed buildings, falling monuments, falling ash, cracking earth, mass panic, burning rocks, debris, explosions, burning city, capsized ship. Attempted murder (shiv), vehicle accident, bribery, fight training/sparring. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses (burned, floating), pile of dead bodies, hanging corpses. Lots of blood: on faces, clothes, weapons, in large puddles of water, on sand. Dripping blood. Bloody cuts, scars, gouges. Missing finger, burnt flesh, dismembered hand, branding.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, flirting, ogling, touching. Brothel mentioned. References to assault, unwanted advances, dominating women. Shirtless men, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine). Intoxication mentioned. Betting.

  • LANGUAGE:

    B*tch, bastard, bloody. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES:

    Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, lava, gladiators, slavery, betrothal, ancient history, massacre, relationships, forbidden love, horse whispering, politics, corruption, disaster, revenge, Pliny the Younger.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Murdered family, marriage proposal. Volcano, tsunami. Horses, caged birds, doves, chickens, finches, eagle, dogs. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Old-fashioned, eye-popping, grand, spectacular, silly, big, glorious, campy. First-rate special effects, impressive fight choreography, achieves momentum, cool sound effects, exciting sequences, terrific final 45 minutes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Slow, generic, unsubtle, cheesy, forgettable, lumpen, fizzling, clunky. Flat acting, corny story, clichéd dialogue, one-dimensional characters, overbearing score, unnecessary 3D, unintentionally laughable, campy theatrics, ridiculous accent, dim and murky colours, terrible first hour.

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