A film based on the historic disaster that blighted Roman history.
Pompeii was ultimately known because of the death and destruction caused by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The damage was such that neighbouring villas were mostly decimated and buried under four to six metres of ash and pumice.
In one event the whole city of Pompeii along with its people were wiped clean, and confined to the pages of history. Henceforth Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 2500 years.
During excavation plaster was used to fill in the voids between the ash layers that held and preserved the human bodies. This enabled the world to see the exact position the person was in when he or she died.
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, starring Kit Harrington and Emily Browning to name a few, Pompeii (2014) depicts a young warrior descended from a people enslaved by the Romans, battling in a Roman coliseum for his supposed freedom.
Along the way, the young warrior Milo (Kit Harrington), befriends another fighter with gifted talents named Atticus. Both Milo and Atticus fight an onslaught of Imperial soldiers spurred on by the Roman senator.