Bloated, dull, narratively undisciplined, an unsightly CGI maelstrom; and yet, still far from the worst super hero movie released in the Year of Our Lord 2016.
Before the excess of the Earth, of which all are intimately a part, we are made equal. There is a democracy of the terrestrial, and W.S. faces the catastrophic power that makes it so with great compassion and love. Pompeii is profoundly melancholic, but it defiantly refuses nihilistic despair. I was humbled by this film.