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Pompeii - not what I expected

By Ellen122967
Written September 27, 2013
Based on the preview, I went into this thinking it would be an exciting movie with cut-aways to the museum to show the actual artifacts. Unfortunately it was mostly watching the "experts" talk about the exhibits with very few cut-aways to the action. Sorry to say but it was BORING. My husband fell asleep halfway through.
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Pompeii from the British Museum

By blackscannell
Written September 26, 2013
I thought this movie was great. It was very interesting. It was funny in parts, sad in parts. It was even better than seeing the exhibit in person because we got to hear experts discuss some of the pieces and the artwork. If you like museums and special exhibits, you will like this movie.
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Pompeii from the British Museum

By LGenuario
Written September 26, 2013
I loved this event and hope for more like it in the future! The presenters, who were the head of the museum, the exhibit's curator, and two others (can't remember), were just fantastic. So enthusiastic, knowledgeable, they recreated the day in the life of the wealthy as well as common Roman citizens in the two backwater towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the year 79 a.m. through the objects excavated. They each brought the event and Roman world to life. It was obviously planned and perhaps rehearsed, choreographed even, and yet it felt very spontaneous and fun. What a value for the price of a movie ticket! Attendees here in the U.S. and abroad got to feel they were really there at the British Museum - better than going through the exhibit by oneself as the experts guided you through each space, educated you along the way, made these people feel very contemporaneous. I brought along about 10 other people, and all agreed afterward it was a wonderful experience.
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Pompeii Review

By galpal43
Written August 30, 2014
Very interesting subject...I was sort of distracted by the hosts, but I did enjoy the artifacts.
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Pompeii from the British Museum

By cjgran
Written September 26, 2013
After a wait of 20 minutes, we were told the projector wasn't working and that they would refund our money. It took me an hour to get to the theatre. I sure would like my gas money back as well!! This was at the AMC Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, CA
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