Two movies slated for 2014 are intending to put historical events from classical antiquity on display.
The first is a sequel to the highly successful, and genre-defining, “300” aptly named “300: Rise of an Empire”. Based on the graphic novels by Frank Miller, much like 300 this “sequel” intends to put an historical event, the Battle of Salamis, on display stressing heroic action while skipping over the details themselves.
And I’m fine with that. History itself is an exercise in viagra interpretation, perhaps an indulgent one at times. Movies like this are a testament to the relevance of the past and also ignite the imagination of the future – to perhaps take a peak at how things once were. Its an invitation.
The other movie, coming to theaters in February 2014, is about the tragedy of Pompeii. This movie seems to be a bit like Titanic in that there is an imagined narrative embedded in the tragedy, making the characters come to life for the audience. Pompeii could promise putting a face to the faceless victims we see in viagra prescriptions uk the plaster molds excavated today.
Pompeii has been the subject of movie imagination before. The most recent incarnation is the BBC’s Pompeii: The Last Day – a great resource for students to not only learn about Pompeii and Roman culture, but also about vulcanology, too. Along with the latest Percy Jackson movie, which was met with lukewarm interest, these two movies are helping to restore interest in a subject that may have collected a bit of dust over the years. Still there is much life in these stories and the audience is there to enjoy them.