Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pompeii - the movie

From the opening to the very end this is a great movie.  Kit Harington plays Milo the Celt who sees his family killed by the Romans but lives to be a slave to them fighting for their entertainment.  Emily Browning plays the Pompeii lady, Cassia, who is desired by the Roman Senator Corvus played so diabolically by Keifer Sutherland.  Adewalle Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays Atticus the gladiator who joins Milo fighting to the end for freedom. The cast is huge with Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris and Carrie-Anne Moss being particularly stellar. The set is truly inspiring.  The plot is really a love story in a tragedy.  Horses and sword fighting and special effects.  I loved Milo and Cassia.  Paul Anderson is a sorcerer who makes the screen play of Janet Scott Batchelor, Lee Batchler, and Michael Robert Johnson a living tribute to one of the greatest natural disasters of all time.  This 2014 German Canadian film is truly a must see.  It could only have been better if I had seen it in 3D.

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