Super Bowl Trailers: Disaster film ‘Pompeii’ and George Clooney’s ‘Monuments Men’





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And so it begins, the Super Bowl TV spots and trailers have begun to arrive well ahead of the huge sporting event. The first two (well, second and third since we have already seen Noah’sSuper Bowl TV spot) have arrived, and you can view them both below.

Pompeii is due for release in cinemas on 21 February in 3D, and it looks amazing, and those of you who love a good disaster film will no doubt love this. The director has proved his worth over the years as an action director, with the Resident Evil franchise, Death Race and the mighty Event Horizon, so I would expect big things from Pompeii.

Paul W.S. Anderson directs, and Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler wrote the script. The cast includes Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones), Kiefer Sutherland, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, and Jared Harris.

Synopsis:

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

 

 

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The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men is directed by George Clooney, who co-wrote and co-produced alongside Grant Heslov (The Ides of March); Clooney also heads up the all-star cast that includes Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Hugh Bonneville.

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements

THE MONUMENTS MEN is in UK cinemas from 14th February 2014.

 

 

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Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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