I have to admit that I found this film a bit disappointing. I thought it was going to be the tale of some cheerleader pom poms that could articulate what it is like to be a pom pom. Okay, on second thought, pom poms probably don't live that interesting a life so perhaps it is best that I was disappointed. The film is actually about a place called Pompeii which many years ago in ancient times (probably the 1940's or 50's) was destroyed by a volcano. I bet the humans in Pompeii would have preferred a blizzard to the volcano, but the humans always complain about the weather no matter what comes so there is no making them happy. That is probably why Mother Nature gets so annoyed at them and does as she pleases with the weather.
Pompeii is the story of some of the humans who lived in that ancient time, One of them was a slave who became a gladiator which I think is kind of sick since I don't think a human should be proud of being a cannibal. Look at the word, gladiator--glad he ate her. If that is not a reference to cannibalism, I don't know what is. At least he wasn't a gladheatethedog. Anyway, he fell in love with a young woman who was supposed to marry this jerk of a Roman politician. I guess many politicians have been jerks for decades which is why in the next presidential election, you should vote for me, Demon Flash Bandit for president. You didn't think I could resist a chance to garner some votes for my up-coming election, did you? I can only tell you that a volcano did happen and I don't consider that a spoiler anymore than knowing the Titanic sank before watching that movie would be a spoiler. Some things are historic fact. However, you have to watch the movie to see what happened to the individual characters. I won't give out that information in my blog.
The movie was good, but not great so I am not going to give it a doggy rating since I'm getting tired of the lack of dogs in the movies. However, on the human movie scale, I give it a 6 out of 10.
Demon Flash Bandit (Movie Critic)