The Movie Man expected a big ‘ol chunk of epic cheese with Pompeii. Based on dorky trailers, it looked like a standard 3 or so.
However, surprise!, it’s better than that. It ain’t great, but it’s no 3 either.
About the film
A famous movie faux pas is the 1969 picture Krakatoa: East of Java about the most infamous eruption of all time back in 1883. The giant volcano that blew its top was actually on the west coast of Java, not east.