Guilty pleasure–to be seen on a big screen & best in 3D–rips of big chunks of Gladiator & adds a love triangle with lovely Cassia (Emily Browning) pursued by an evil Roman (Kiefer Sutherland) while shared “meaningful glances” with a slave called “Milo the Celt” (Kit Harington).
All the while, of course, Mount Vesuvius is itching to make her Grand Entrance–Yowza! (JLH: 3.5/5)
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Screenplay by Janet Scott Batchler & Lee Batchler with Michael Robert Johnson.
Click HERE for our FF2 Haiku. Not yet seen by Rich.
Top Photo: Kit Harington as “Milo the Celt”… Um, Yummy 🙂
Middle Photo: Mount Vesuvius in her act of final destruction. Says Milo to “Severus” (Sutherland) –> “Our Gods are coming for you!” Indeed!!!
Bottom Photo: Harington & Browning as doomed lovers about to be immortalized forever in swirling ash.
Photo Credits: Caitlin Cronenberg
Here we get into one of the Bechdel Test’s gray areas: what exactly is “a conversation” between two women characters & how long does this “conversation” have to last in order to qualify…?
I say that if the total time named female characters spend talking to each other about something other than a man is less than a minute, then there is no “conversation” & the film does not qualify. (I mean really: ONE minute in a film lasting between 90 & 180 minutes is that really too much to ask?!?)
In the case of Pompeii 3D, Cassia (Browning) exchanges a few words with her mother “Aurelia” (Carrie-Ann Moss) & her slave “Ariadne” (Jessica Lucas), but in my opinion, no actual “conversations” occur in these contexts… Too bad, but so it goes. Lovers? Yes! Bechel? No.