Watch: Pompeii 2014 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, 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.
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|5.5/10 Votes: 112,322|
|27% | RottenTomatoes|
|39/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 2920 Popularity: 19.759 | TMDB|
Why DID I like this film?
Many people are out there saying it’s “historically inaccurate”, it’s “a remade of gladiator WITH A VOLCANO!” and a very cliché film. but I’m saying it is a really good movie on it’s own, considering that this IS A DISASTER MOVIE. And in many aspects this is better than 2012, Volcano, or other movies like these. For starters, there is an actual plot to the movie before the volcano erupts.
Other things I liked:
* The gladiatorial theme is well presented. You can see people who hate being a gladiator, people who are just waiting for their freedom, people who believe they are gods in the arena, and so on, and you can watch how the majority of Romans loved these shows, but some didn’t. You can make yourself an idea of the weather of that theme.
* The romance is believable. I mean, it happens very fast, but it’s not Disney’s “Real Love” They are just two people who LIKE each other caught in the massive chaos of a volcano, not much more.
* the special effects are plain awesome! Not only the gigantic explosion and lava bombs, and tsunamis. Also the small things, like the views of the city in the background, and the aerial shots.
* The city was amazing. People complain “Pompeii is not a port city” Well, actually it WAS, but the eruption changed the shape of the coastline. And the fact that THAT city shown in the movie WAS Pompeii. They actually shoot in place and then recreated the city out of the remainings using CGI. So the grid shape, the walls and everything is in place just as it was 2000 years ago. Archaeologists have in fact praised the director for his recreation of the city
* the volcano. It’s the star of the movie without a doubt. It seems to have almost a personality. The way the eruption happened was very close to what actually happened. Some artistic liberties were made for the sake of entertaining. You won’t be seeing any clichéd lava river because Mount Vesubius doesn’t work that way.
* The ending. It was amazing. I can’t spoil it for you, but making it in any other way would have damaged the quality of the film.
* The acting. It was really good for what I was expecting. Milo surprised me a lot, because I could really believe him as a lead man. The girl also. She seemed so plain in photos, but once the movie started I could say she nailed the part perfectly and was by no means just “miss fanservice”, as girls in these kinds of movies tend to be. The real surprise was Atticus. The actor totally stealed the movie for himself in every scene, something that was perfect for an invicted champion in the peak of his gladiatorial career.
What didn’t I like? The fact that the other famous city in the vicinity of Vesubius(Herculaeum, I think it’s called) wasn’t showed in the aerial shots. I mean, obviously the movie would be to complicated if we include it in the plot, but an aerial cameo of this other city would have been a fine addition to the movie, and would have improved the accuracy of it.
I got dragged to see this. I knew it was going to suck. It sucked in a “it’s so bad it’s good” kind of way. I was never bored. Mostly laughing and saying, “You know nothing John Snow.”
But you know a movie is bad when it ends with a scene that is supposed to be emotional and tragic, and the whole theater bursts out laughing.
I feel like there’s no point in me going over how poorly written the characters were, because I’m sure everyone else has already done that. The romance was extremely random. It’s like they didn’t even care about the story.
To be fair, the visual effects were great, but really, today there are so many movies with great visuals, this one does nothing new. Although it turns out that the filmmakers did their research for this film and the set designs and the eruption were very true to fact (except for the lava bombs and the tsunami) and even the ash-figures we see at the end were based on (stress on based on) actual figures that were discovered. So that raises the film a bit in my respect.
Atticus: Which bastard will be the one I kill today? Me: Ned Stark’s bastard.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (USA)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson
Actors Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland
Country Canada, Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Awards 9 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada, REDLAB, Toronto, Canada (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,880 m (6 reels)
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4K) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)