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The destruction of ‘Pompeii’ re-created for the movies, could happen again


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"They did a great job in very carefully reconstructing and reimagining the way the buildings were reconstructed," Yeomans, who also saw "Pompeii" at an advance press screening, agreed.

"They did a great job with the streets." she added. "The layout was pretty accurate, looking from above."

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For Harington, the film’s star, being part of Pompeii’s destruction reminded him of when he briefly studied geology in college; he even traveled to Iceland to learn about tectonic plates and rocks.

"As I went along, I thought, ‘Is this accurate to how it occurred, or are we making (nonsense) here?’ " Harington said.

Harington said he fact-checked the moviemakers afterward by going to Pompeii alone. He got lost, but an elderly tour guide took him under his wing.

"I felt we had done justice to how that town looked, and it was quite amazing being under the shadow of Vesuvius," Harington said. "It’s much bigger than you think it’s going to be. It’s not just a few streets. It’s a whole town."

Lopes and Yeomans both said they enjoyed "Pompeii."

"Especially with the CGI we have now, I’m really glad that they took on this project," Yeomans said. "Anything that gets people interested in science and history, I’m up for."




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