If you relish beefcakes (the human ones), then “POMPEII” is a must-watch.
It offers an assortment of the white and the black hunks in short skirts, so just ponder over your pick.
The men are all draped in loin cloth, so heaven be.
It’s as silly as you can get, so don’t ask if they wear undies as well.
This 2014 American disaster epic is produced and directed by PAUL W.S. ANDERSON.
It stars KIT HARINGTON (playing the lead), EMILY BROWNING (his paramour), CARRIE-ANNE MOSS and KIEFER SUTHERLAND among many others.
If you watch this on 3D, it would be an explosive experience.
However the one that I saw was in 2D.
The setting is in the Roman city of Pompeii in the year AD 79.
Milo (KIT HARINGTON) is a hunk-of-a- slave who is also an invincible gladiator.
Milo is a slave-gladiator whose Celtic family was slaughtered by Corvus, a nasty Roman officer-turned-senator played with disdainful superiority by Keifer Sutherland.
Midway in the movie, Milo finds himself in a race against time to save his love Cassia (EMILY BROWNING), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant from being forced to marry the cruel Senator Corvis (KIEFER SUTHERLAND).
The whole city of Pompeii rumbles, nobody gives two hoots.
Little do the citizens realize that everyone will soon be wiped out from the surface of the earth due to a gigantic volcanic eruption as this story proceeds.
This is brought about by the numerous colossal threats of rumblings from Mount Vesuvius in 79D.
Everybody dies including the hero and the heroine, buried under the volcanic lava and the hot pumice.
Film director PAUL W.S. ANDERSON keeps the action grinding and the volcanic visual dazzle.
The massive, CGI-enhanced destructions are eye-popping and fascinating to provide the hellish moments.
An escapist entertainment? Surely.
There is heart-pounding excitement and a great love story of two lovers fighting for futile survival amid the destructive fires.
It’s beautifully shot and competently acted for a gladiator film.