Written September 26, 2013
I have visited the British Museum several times, and their exhibits of artifacts are the most amazing I've seen. Since I probably won't be able to see the Pompeii exhibit in person, this was definitely the next best thing. The archaeologists involved are passionate about their subject, and through them you get a good glimpse into everyday life of the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum. They then take us through the events leading up to and during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the aftermath. The final images of the exhibit are very moving, because the presenters and archaeologists have made these people real to the viewer. I would recommend it for anyone interested in ancient history.
Written August 25, 2016
We arrived at 7pm for the 7:30pm movie. At 7:50pm we went to the manager at the Amc Orange, and said the movie had not started. Finally after a second person went to ask why the movie had not started, the Previews started. The previews played 4 times along with the pompei previews revolving several times. We went out again and complained. The movie came on 30 minutes into the program . It was very loud and they finally turned it down.
The movie itself was narrated by pretty dry historians. I am a teacher and wished to have brought students, but for sure it was not appropriate at all with all the sex stories. ONly 6 people were in the theater. Our two guests are art professors too and were not impressed.
The information was interesting but again not lively at all... Maybe having see the first part would have helped....
Written February 24, 2017
I enjoyed the film. I was surprised at how much humor there was in it. However, I will say that I was expecting some actual footage from Pompeii itself, not just the museum pieces. But, all in all, I enjoyed it, even @ $14.
Written March 23, 2017
One of the most interesting and dramatic events in history and you made it boring.
Didn't talk about how things became carbonized. We were so looking forward to this and were very disappointed.
The music was good though.
Written September 30, 2016
15 dollars for a ticket..and then we spent much of the time looking at the people speaking??? Where were the pics of Pompeii or Herculaneum now? How about some real stories, that left us wanting more? Seriously? Although it had some interesting moments, (how could it not!) this should never have been shown in the theatre and I would like a refund!