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Pompeii (2014)

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A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

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Paul W.S. Anderson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kit Harington ... Milo
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Aurelia
Emily Browning ... Cassia
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Atticus
Jessica Lucas ... Ariadne
Jared Harris ... Severus
Joe Pingue ... Graecus
Kiefer Sutherland ... Corvus
Currie Graham ... Bellator
Dylan Schombing ... Young Milo
Maxime Savaria ... Biggest Thracian
Ron Kennell ... The Weasel
Tom Bishop Sr. Tom Bishop Sr. ... Cassia's Carriage Driver
Rebecca Roberts Rebecca Roberts ... Milo's Mother (as Rebecca Eady)
Sasha Roiz ... Proculus
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Storyline

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A City will Fall. A Hero will Rise. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pompeii See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,340,823, 23 February 2014

Gross USA:

$23,219,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,831,631
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jean-Francois Lachapelle plays Milo's father and Milo's stunt double. See more »

Goofs

The loser in a duel between gladiators was by no means certain to die. If they fought well they would usually be spared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness. - Pliny the Younger, A.D. 79.
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Alternate Versions

During post production, the film company made edits to violence and bloodletting to appease the BBFC in the UK in order to secure a '12A' rating. These cuts persisted into all theatrical versions of the film released in other countries. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kit Harington/Sara Bareilles (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Masquerade
from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Written by Joseph LoDuca
© Starz Entertainment, LLC.
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music Canada, Ltd.
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Romance and Tragedy
29 June 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 79 A.D., a Celtic tribe of horsemen is slaughtered by the Roman Senator Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland), his right-hand man Proculus (Sasha Roiz) and their army. The boy Milo is the only survivor that is captured later and sold as slave. Seventeen years later, the slave Milo (Kit Harington) turns into an invincible gladiator in a province and is brought to Pompeii to participate in the games in the arena. While walking to Pompeii, the noble Cassia (Emily Browning) and her chaperone Ariadne (Jessica Lucas) cross with the path of the slaves and Cassia is fascinated by Milo. He shares the cell of Atticus (Adewale Akinnuoye- Agbaje), who is near to get his freedom depending on winning his last fight. Meanwhile Cassia meets her parents Severus (Jared Harris) and Aurelia (Carrie-Anne Moss) and learns that she has been betrothed to the corrupt Senator Corvus that is pressing her parents to marry her. During the games, the Mount Vesuvius erupts and Milos and his friend Atticus succeed to escape from the arena. But Milo wants to save his beloved Cassia in the middle of the chaos and the Romans.

"Pompeii" is a full of action and dull romance in the tragic environment of the last days of Pompeii. Disaster movies were popular in the 70's ("Airport", "The Towering Inferno", and "Earthquake" among others) and Paul W.S. Anderson returns to the genre after "Titanic". The entertaining story is silly with poor lines and dialogs, but never boring. Kit Harington, the "Jon Snow" from "Games of Thrones", makes it worth to see at least on DVD. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Pompeia" ("Pompeii")


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