Well you know the story of Pompeii. It’s one of the first history lessons taught in school and it’s one that sticks with everyone thanks to the shock of an entire city frozen by ash.
Teaser is enough to keep you gripped towards the movie and opens up with the strong intro of Pompeii and reminding us of that terrifying story we’re familiar with. Then W.S. Anderson kicks things into epic CGI overdrive, with an (obviously) massive volcanic eruption and endless sweaty, gritty, ash-covered battles. Emily Browning and Kit Harington star, but it’s hard to tell that’s even them. This is just a teaser, but it doesn’t do much to make me any more interested in seeing this.
Set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, a slave on a ship heading for Naples works to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside of the city’s coliseum.
Pompeii is directed by everyone’s favorite filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson, of the Resident Evil franchise (including Afterlife and Retribution), Mortal Kombat, Event Horizon, Alien vs. Predator, Death Race and 2011’s The Three Musketeers. The screenplay currently has credits for Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler plus Julian Fellowes and Michael Robert Johnson.