Pompeii isn’t just a disaster movie, it’s a disastrous movie. This film is nothing but a spoof of the brilliant ‘Gladiator’ and the alarming thing is that this film doesn’t acknowledge the fact that it’s bad. Pompeii boasts abysmal CGI, dire performances and a very muddled plot which is accompanied by poor dialogue. Nothing at all about this films works, except from the occasional well-shot action sequence. Pompeii adds to Paul W.S. Anderson’s list of lacklustre generic ‘action’ films.
The plot is probably the most aggravating thing about this film. Perhaps this is so because it had remarkable similarities to [...]