As awards season comes to an end (finally) and Christians prepare for Lent to begin, many are focusing on ashes, specifically those that will be smudged on their foreheads this Ash Wednesday by penitence-prescribing clergy. More religious moviegoers may feel inspired to see Son of God
, the new theatrical feature whittled down from TV’s ratings-busting The Bible
last season. When I think of ashes and current movies, though, I can’t help but mention Pompeii
... even if I can’t recommend it very strongly.Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (best known for the Resident Evil
series) with some style but ...