Effective as an early technical piece but also as a comedy
Nvidia the blind girl is just too blind for common decency. Never really became a sympathetic figure, unless you are her mother which would be difficult.
Glaucus, after he was poisoned, put on one of the most hilarious comedic performances in movie history.
I also love how you watch 75 minutes of this film and can easily forget about the whole Vesuvius thing about to happen. Then all of a sudden, oh that's right this is Pompeii isn't it! That is actually very realistically portrayed. Lulls you into life and then disaster strikes. That is exactly how life works.