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The movie was about the destruction of the city of Pompeii by the volcano on which it appeared to be built. Kiefer Sutherland played the villainous, Roman Senator and the hero, Milo, was played by “John Snow” from Game of Thrones. Cacia was the best, most beautiful, strongest woman I’ve seen in a movie of this type. Milo’s family and people were slaughtered when he was a young boy by the Senator and his trusted second.
The main part of the story takes place 17 years later. He meets Cacia on the road as he is being transported to Pompeii with other slaves. One of the horses drawing her carriage takes a fall and Milo comforts, then euthanizes it by breaking it’s neck. Later on, he is asked to comfort her personal horse after being spooked by Pompeii’s impending doom. It’s the basic hero / villain love story where the villain wants the beautiful woman and can never have her. In the end, Milo and Cacia die together… The last of Pompeii.
★★★★☆ It was great. I like gladiator movies but this one was truly special. Milo’s hatred of the senator took a back seat to his love of Cacia, even though they only met a few days earlier. Still, no part of the story suffered for any other to flourish. That’s rare in movies these days.
Most people probably wouldn’t rate Pompeii ★★★★☆, but it feels just right for this type of move. I only paid $3 plus large drink to see Pompeii but to me, it was easily worth the cost of a Real 3D movie.