Written May 06, 2016
If you have always been fascinated by Pompeii but never been able to go, this movie is for you. Rather than being a walking tour thru the town, you see several items and hear experts explaining them. You learn the difference between how the tragedy affected Pompeii and the nearby city of Herculeneum. Most of these ar every day things found in Roman homesc as well as the casts you expect. Well worth the time to see.
Written March 24, 2017
A great idea to enable folks to see exhibits they would otherwise miss. I am a huge supporter of the effort to film and broadcast exhibits in cinemas. But the organizers need to do some work on presentation. It's nice to have the experts, but we need far LESS face-time with them and far MORE viewing of the exhibit items. Film can show you artifacts and art in great detail, and I was disappointed with how little of the exhibit and of each item we actually saw. The camera needs to spend much more time on the exhibit items than on the experts. Their knowledgeable voice-overs are most welcome, but the audience should generally be seeing the item, not the faces of two experts chatting. That said, I really enjoyed Mary Beard's charm and humor. I plan to get a few of her books. She must be a blast as a university lecturer! DEFINITELY see this film if you can!
Written September 26, 2013
I thought this was a movie about Pompeii, like a walk through the city. I have been there, and wanted to show it to a friend. There were a few good moments but it was more about the museum's display than seeing the city. It definitely wasnt worth $34
Written October 18, 2014
I have been to several exhibits in the past(Titanic, Ancestors of The Incas, Catherine the Great, Imperial Tombs of China-just to name a few). In comparison the Pompeii exhibit was very small and limited. The information provided was good, but also limited due to the small exhibit. I was definitely expecting much more since it was being presented in a world-wide cinema version.
Written April 26, 2017
Movie was very disappointing. It was long and drawn out with the dialog given by the museum staff which was often spoken very fast with a hard British accent which was at times difficult to understand. The artifacts were interesting. I had expected the movie to give more documentation about the events before and after the eruption and not dwell on the artifacts.