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Kanada, Deutschland, 2014
Action, Abenteuerfilm, Drama

Darum geht's

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 the city’s coliseum.

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Pompeii Regie Paul W.S. Anderson
By carefully aligning his shots to create a sense of continuous screen direction, of coherent spaces unfolding in a consistent and meaningful manner, Anderson rediscovers a presence and physicality missing from many of today’s CGI-generated blockbusters, even as he uses CGI techniques to create his screen spaces. By combining match cuts with the depth of field of digital 3-D, Anderson rediscovers the ideal of classical filmmakers: to create a whole world, rather than a jumble of impressions.
December 30, 2014
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Pompeii feels both alien and inevitable in his cinema. None of Anderson’s prior films are so deeply gestural as this; here he reduces romance to purely physical terms. Exchanges of glances, or the offering of a hand. Yet it feels entirely anticipated in his cinema. Resident Evil: Retribution and The Three Musketeers 2011 revel in bodies in motion, the grace of people within the director’s rigorous lines. Pompeii fittingly reduces this to the bare essentials, for his first romance in proper.
November 17, 2014
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Pompeii is a film defined by conviction. Unlike Anderson’s previous films, there is a romantic element which, heretofore unseen in his movies, now becomes the primary focus, and being so sincere in its ambitions, Pompeii becomes a profoundly moving film.
November 17, 2014
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  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Pompeii

    Anderson drops the precise formalist strategies & controlled mise-en-scene of his preceding trilogy of films in favour of a bland & generic style of televisual spectacle. The film's treatment of actual history as fodder for action & romance is as crass as you might expect for a work so brazenly modelled on the plotting of Gladiator & Titanic, but the experience is redeemed somewhat by the power of its final scenes.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Pompeii

    "Pompeii" didn't exactly wow me in theaters, but upon a revisit, there is pleasure in watching Paul W.S. Anderson play in his biggest sandbox yet (the $100 million budget must be the largest he's ever had), and his staple sense of earnestness pays off during the final 40 minutes - here's the rare disaster movie that doesn't take glee in its destruction, Anderson instead emphasizing the Doomed Romanticism of it all.

  • Kamran's rating of the film Pompeii

    [REVIEW] 90/100 - POMPEII (Anderson, 2014) Paul W.S. Anderson rejects history and unapologetically creates a fictional story which constantly makes reference to its own artificiality. Affective images (emotionally affecting stills), saturated colours, and the hyperbolization of reality are features of its imaginative aesthetic, of a unique and auteur-driven vision of a fictional world: More:

  • Quentin Carbonell's rating of the film Pompeii

    "Ok guys, we have a badass volcano explosion. BASED ON A TRUE STORY. Let's spice it up... Ok let's mix the new guy from GoT with the old man from 24, sweet generational conflict, and that funny and great guy from Oz. Oh, and the dude from Mad Men, he dies anyway. Then fireballs, tsunami, 256 slow motion shots, a strange fascination for horses and a PG-13 violence level... CUT. We're good, mates"

  • Zachary W's rating of the film Pompeii

    Before the excess of the Earth, of which all are intimately a part, we are made equal. There is a democracy of the terrestrial, and W.S. faces the catastrophic power that makes it so with great compassion and love. Pompeii is profoundly melancholic, but it defiantly refuses nihilistic despair. I was humbled by this film.

  • T. J. Mesen's rating of the film Pompeii

    James Cameron can only dream of composing in 3D like W.S. does. It's not just about getting images to pop-out of a screen, but about spaces, movement, light, smoke, ash, and fire; all notes in a crescendo of widespread destruction, and ultimately, the tragedy(/immortality) of a few. A beautiful piece of 21st Century filmmaking.

  • Neil Bahadur's rating of the film Pompeii

    The last two shots: W.S. moves from a classical romantic painting in motion to perhaps the most ecstatic of abstract imagery in a single shot, and then out of nowhere moves to the so shockingly conceptual yet so utterly affirmative of final images in the history of movies. A total masterwork by one of the greatest artists in this medium ever.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Pompeii

    For those that needed proof that Kit Harington cannot act to save his life, or that Paul Anderson is unable to not only cast a single role properly, but direct any action sequence outside of fast-paced close-ups, or that writing dialogue is a dying art. Honestly, the special effects were really fun at times, and the ending was enjoyably over-the-top romantic. But, go watch Gladiator instead.

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