Pompeii – A volcanic action movie!

Thanks to Sony Pictures, here’s a first TV spot for Pompeii, the upcoming volcanic action movie directed by Paul W.S. Anderson:


Fact: The blast radius of Mt Vesuvius measures roughly the same as 58 baseball stadiums.

The legend awakens:

History’s greatest disaster is destined to return!

“A slave turned gladiator (Kit Harington) finds himself in a race against time to save his true love (Emily browning), who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.”

Well, the eruption that destroyed Pompeii sure was a disaster. But it isn’t History’s greatest disaster that the marketing team behind the film wants you to believe… “Only” around 16,000 people died from the eruption. There are earthquakes, floods, and storms that claimed way more lives in History, check out this top ten of the deadliest natural disasters so far (source: Wikipedia):

RankDeath Toll (estimate)Event
11,000,000–4,000,0001931 China floods
2900,000–2,000,0001887 Yellow River flood
3830,0001556 Shaanxi earthquake
4242,000–779,0001976 Tangshan earthquake
5500,000–1,000,0001970 Bhola cyclone
6300,0001839 India Cyclone
7300,0001737 Calcutta cyclone
8273,4001920 Haiyuan earthquake
9250,000–300,000526 Antioch earthquake
10260,000115 Antioch earthquake

In theaters: February 21, 2014.

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