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Overall C

Archeology can only tell us so much about Pompeii, but Hollywood is free to invent any story it likes. In this movie, set in the ill-fated city around 79 A.D., a gladiator (Kit Harington) takes on the greatest opponent of his life -- the erupting Mount Vesuvius -- in order to save his true love (Emily Browning).

Violence D
Sexual Content B
Profanity B+
Substance Use B+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content.

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How did the Romans treat those they conquered? What kind of reception does Corvus receive from the locals in Pompeii? Why does the Senator try to save face when Milo and a fellow fighter (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) defeat all the other gladiators by attributing their success to the will of a Roman god?

Why do the residents of Pompeii, as depicted in this movie, appear to be so indifferent to the increasing rumblings and plumes of smoke coming from the volcano? What historical information have archeologist gathered from ruins of Pompeii? Learn more about the history of this city.

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