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‘Pompeii’ Review

Pompeii Review
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Sometimes you have to wonder if writers are aware of just how much of their scripts inadvertently rip off or openly resemble other movies. For example, three writers are credited with ‘Pompeii’ – did it ever occur to any of them that their disaster film was ‘Titanic’ meets ‘Gladiator’ with a ‘Conan’ opening thrown in for good measure? Surely director Paul W.S. Anderson, the auteur responsible for the ‘Resident Evil’ film series, did, not that I imagine he cared.

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‘Pompeii’ Photo Gallery: Jon Snow Knows Nothing of Volcanoes

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After starring in the last 'Silent Hill' movie, Kit Harington continues his quest to extend beyond his "Jon Snow" character on 'Game of Thrones' with 'Pompeii,' a romance-action-'Gladiator' mashup directed by 'Resident Evil' helmer Paul W.S. Anderson. While the film probably isn't on the top of most moviegoers' lists of the most anticipated of 2014, the newly released photo gallery from Sony Pictures shows it'll have at least a few thrills for audiences ... and one menacing Kiefer Sutherland.

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‘Pompeii’ Trailer and Pics: It’s Man vs. Nature as Kit Harington Battles Mt. Vesuvius

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What was life like in ancient Pompeii before the historic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius? What was it like during? 'Resident Evil' director Paul W.S. Anderson dramatizes the event in the newly released 'Pompeii' trailer, featuring Kit Harington in all his ab-tastic glory.

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‘Pompeii’ Trailer: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington is Ready to Gladiate

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Though it's obviously a teaser, this first trailer for Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii' promises two things: a ripped and ready Kit Harington (aka Jon Snow from 'Game of Thrones'), and plenty of CGI-enhanced action.

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‘Pompeii’ First Look: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Has Abs of Steel

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As one of the most popular actors on HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' Kit Harington is looking to turn geekdom's love of Jon Snow into a full-fledged leading man career. That plan may have stalled with 'Silent Hill: Revelation,' but he probably has a better chance with the upcoming 'Pompeii,' which casts the impossibly pretty actor as a gladiator fighting to survive in the titular doomed city. Our first look at the film has arrived, and while we don't see any of the promised volcanic destruction, we do get to see Mr. Harington's new physique, which is, uh, impressive.

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‘Thor 2′ Star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Joins ‘Pompeii’

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Frank Masi, Dark Castle Holdings

Although many people already know him as the mysterious Mr. Eko from 'Lost,' Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is set to be seen by by an untold number of people later this year when he plays the villainous Kurse in 'Thor: The Dark World.' And it looks like he's not saying to any other high profile roles: he's just signed on to the join the cast of Paul W.S. Anderson's Roman epic 'Pompeii.'

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‘Resident Evil 6′ Is in the Works and Already Has a Release Date

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Often horror sequels run out of steam the further they go along, but -- for one reason or another -- the 'Resident Evil' films have proved very successful, especially internationally. That may be why the sixth film in the franchise is now dated for September 12, 2014 .

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘Pompeii’

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We're pretty sure Kit Harington is losing the 'Game of Thrones' by following up his appearance in the dreadful 'Silent Hill: Revelations 3D' with his latest gig as star of the new Paul W.S. Anderson film, 'Pompeii.'

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