Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This week has us looking into movies set in the ancient world, particularly between 3600 BC – 500 AD. My picks are movies that were either disappointing or terrible. Here are my picks this week.
Gladiator – It has an iconic line, and this won a lot of awards, but this was a disappointing film for me. I was disappointed with how this ended. There was build up after build up, and I expected the same fight sequence we were treated to when the gladiators were fighting in the arena. I was really excited to watch this, but expectations fall short.
Wrath of the Titans – This was completely forgettable and terrible, a complete mess.
Pompeii – The poster = how the movie ends. This was getting buzz because Game of Thrones was (and/or still is) at its height, and the Stark children were getting popular. Although seeing recent movies of this caliber fail one after the other makes me question how these projects get approved in the first place.