The new work of director Paul Anderson Pompeii is like trying to prove that he, too, could remove “Gladiator” and the apocalyptic “2012”. However ambiguous statement for such important paintings of scenes and story in the spirit of second-class militants give rotten inside the project.
History goes back long before the eruption of Vesuvius. Romans suppress the rebellion of the Celts in Britain and cut the whole settlement. One child miraculously manages to avoid violence. But boy free life quickly ended, he is enslaved. Over the years, the provincial hero entertained the audience in the arena and was known as a skilled warrior. His influential people have noticed and taken to the city of Pompeii. At the new location of the savage, played by actor Keith “John Snow” Harrington waited only problem.
The first hour of painting reminiscent of “Gladiator,” but it’s full of platitudes and smoothed out the rough edges. Low age rating (12 years) immediately makes itself felt. In the film, though, and demonstrates the morals of the Roman Empire, but the authors avoid cruelty. No blood spatter – only minor wounds and covered with red liquid swords. Because of this happening seems overly sterile, especially hurts the eyes with the inevitable comparison with direct competitors. Especially some moments almost one to one copied from “Gladiator” and “300”.
Not happy and habit operator during fights flea jumping around gladiators and change plans at a breakneck pace. Sometimes the battle, despite the sensible choreography, roll into melteshenie topless male bodies under the deafening peal.
When Celtic warrior shows no talent, he befriends a dark-skinned slave, at a glance ohmuryayut beauty of noble blood and anger saves for his chief enemy. Of course, the film is not without Roman-villain (not the emperor, and Senator) by Kiefer “Jack Bauer” Sutherland. Everything related to the antagonist and the relationship between prisoners, done well, albeit without revelation.
And hobbles picture for an hour: it almost falls into the abyss, then somehow rectified. The situation is changing for the better when the scene rises His Majesty Vesuvius and “Pompeii” film turns into a disaster.
It turns out that we have created are able to show large-scale scenes without “vibrating conveyor.”Yes, so that you can experience the power of an erupting volcano, see the things happening in the streets and admire the great nightmare put to destruction of the city. Not the least in the view and take a stunning 3D-effects.
Plot resets mask political thriller, which is under prostetsky, in general, an action movie. Replace the rampant violence of the elements of the Living Dead, Senator – employee of the corporation Umbrella, fellow slaves – fighters STARS – and another part of the Resident Evil ready. But in the case of “Pompeii” this scheme works, thanks to the wonderful ambiance and decent images of key characters.
“Pompeii” it is impossible to perceive as a tragedy of the destruction of the city. This contributes to the story with the characters of the militants escaped 90s, a couple with an excess of conventions. But by the last thirty minutes, when everything flies to hell lyutuyut villains and heroes heard by Justice, the film does not allow regret the time spent. Alas, this part should doterpet watching trimmed and simplified version of “Gladiator.”