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Pompeii rating: yellow light

Pompeii yellow light Kit Harington Emily Browning

Instantly forgettable but more than passable as a diversion; solid B-movie cheese that’s like Titanic-lite meets Gladiator-lite.
I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of director Paul W.S. Anderson

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Pompeii (2014)
US/Can release: Feb 21 2014
UK/Ire release: Apr 30 2014

MPAA: rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content
BBFC: rated 12A (contains moderate violence and threat)

viewed in 2D
viewed at a public multiplex screening

official site | IMDb | trailer
more reviews: Movie Review Query Engine | Rotten Tomatoes

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  • You had me at Titanic-lite.

  • LaSargenta

    Aaaand that’s exactly where I don’t want to be. :-)

  • RogerBW

    No objection to cinematic cheese; sometimes that’s what I’m in the mood for. I can certainly see myself settling down to watch The Towering Roman Inferno.

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