What’s it about?
A slave-turned-invincible gladiator struggles to save his love in the shadow of an angry volcano.
What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: I’ll save you a lot of time and frustration and remind you the volcano erupts killing nearly everyone. And if you’re sitting watching this in a cinema it can’t come quickly enough.
Director Paul W.S. Anderson chooses an odd time to be restrained but, to be frank, nothing could have saved Pompeii.