Movie Review: Pompeii

Dionorah Mendoza, Staff reporter

It’s a surprisingly ancient Rome disaster movie.

But, don’t let the ancient feel for this movie throw you off; in mostly every movie theatre, including Dodge City, this 3D spectacle is eye-popping.

This movie has been compared to “Resident Evil.”

Here is rundown on this movie. Pompeii is set in 79 A.D. The director is Paul W.S Anderson. It includes the performances from main Kit Harington as “Milo”, Carrie-Anne -Moss as “Aurelia” and Emily Browning as “Cassia.” These are essentially the main characters.

The story goes like this; a slave-turned-gladiator finds him in a race against time to save his true love, which has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved, as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Did you like the Starz TV series “Spartacus?”  If so, you’ll probably enjoy  “Pompeii,” which is like the PG-13 version of “Spartacus,”

The film incorporates millions of dollars in CGI exploding-volcano effects at the end. Other movies attempt to dramatize with well-known events in order to have viewers guessing about the ending. But, “Pompeii” does not even briefly try to pretend. Since the start, the audience knows and will anticipate how the events will unfold. You know the old joke about how someone in line to see the movie “Titanic” said, “the boat sinks?” “Pompeii” basically makes that joke during its own opening credits.

In my opinion this movie would be a great to watch, it is dramatic and full of action.