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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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Like a day in Pompeii

By MrsMomRN
Written September 26, 2013
Very educational, especially with the world renown experts in the field giving a detailed summary. A very interesting look into the day that was horribly tragic but also a valuable preservation for future generations. The world has learned a ton of valuable information about the Roman culture through this horrible disaster. It was nice to know that about 90% of the population actually escaped that night.
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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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This is an exhibition - not a movie

By tantila
Written September 26, 2013
If you go expecting a high-flying time with reenactments, special effects, and loads of excitement, then you will be disappointed. This is NOT a movie. If you go to be walked through an amazing museum exhibit that most of us will not be able to travel to London to see, then you will be thrilled. The BM brings in actual experts (not the so-called ones the History channel keeps in a closet for whenever they need a new alien-friendly specialist) who are giants in the field (Mary Beard, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill) to take you step by step through the exhibition, looking at specific objects and sharing their knowledge. The only cons are that it is extremely British, which might be off-putting for some people, and that it is geared towards a general audience so you shouldn't expect an in-depth analysis. Personally I enjoyed it and thought it well worth the money.
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Fascinating!

By childkidd
Written September 26, 2013
Nice glimpse into the 2 small towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum at the time of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Many incredible paintings, jewelry, and assorted artifacts are shown, along with interpretive commentary on these, as well as their society.
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