Episode 20 – Pompeii (2014) with Christy Schirmer

Are you ready to go back to Titanic Pompeii? Accompanied by another fantastic host, Christy “I didn’t want Kiefer like that,” Schirmer, we dig into a movie where being a gladiator is a non-stop killing bonanza and the fastest way to a woman’s heart is by euthanizing a horse. Is this just a big heap of hot, pyroclastic garbage? Considering how much archaeological material we have from Pompeii, it’s almost amazing this movie engages with practically none of it. We, on the other hand, do talk about the actual Pompeii as well as Herculaneum as well as the plot of this and other arguably much better films. Our great revelation is this movie is not about gladiators or love or volcanoes, but horses.

Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film
Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film
Episode 20 - Pompeii (2014) with Christy Schirmer
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