Pompeii ★★★★½

"so this is how liberty dies: with thunderous applause." // "is this what you call sport?" "no milady, this is not sport. this is politic."

less PWSA's Titanic and more his Star Wars prequels: a doomed, tragic, cross-class romance between a slave and a princess, a republic on the cusp of becomig an evil empire. spectacle as politics, painterly CGI. and, like the prequels, you already know how it ends before it even begins, but the final image still takes your breath away anyway.

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