POMPEII 3D (UK CERT: 12A)
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Music: Clinton Shorter
Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland
The disaster movie has always been a genre guaranteed to create incredible box-office returns. If you look at Roland Emmerich’s impressive blockbuster hit 2012, which grossed over $750million, it is clear that destroying well-known landmarks = bums on seats.
However since 2012‘s 2009 release the genre has fallen into a dormant state. Nevertheless, four years later Paul W.S. Anderson attempts to reawaken this box-office behemoth with his take on the tragic true events at Pompeii, but does the film succeed in its task? Continue reading