View Full Version : Pompeii (Paul W.S. Anderson)

02-21-2014, 06:04 AM

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

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02-21-2014, 06:07 AM
The gladiator scenes felt like they were censored quite a bit for a PG-13 rating. I'd love to see an R rated version of it, but for what it was, I enjoyed this well enough.

02-22-2014, 02:30 AM
Okay, so out of the gate this is the weakest PWSA film that I've seen, a film marred by a pretty nondescript first 45 minutes and a cast that rarely registers beyond having pretty faces and nice bods. But "rarely registering" and being plain bad is two different things. There's a better film to be made here, but sadly this film is torn between being a full-fledged disaster flick and a sword and sandal epic. The action and destruction takes far too long to rear its head, but when it does, it's glorious, almost erasing everything mundane that came before it. Truthfully, I would have liked PWSA to add a revisionist spin on the material, with Milla running around slayin' dudes in slo-mo with volcanoes erupting around her and debris flying everywhere. Sigh. It was probably a mistake to skip this in 3D, but even with that in mind, I don't feel like this is something I'll want to revisit anytime soon. But for what it is, and it's far far away from resembling anything solid, I still enjoyed myself.

05-25-2014, 03:02 AM
Someone please tell Hollywood they continue to misrepresent the Roman custom of thumbs up/down.