I can never get enough watching this film. Superb.
" GOD WILL GIVE ME JUSTICE ".great movie.
This was a very enjoyable movie, if altered from the original version to have a more Hollywood-ized ending. On first viewing I was a little upset to see that Dantes gets everything he wants: his foes ruined, reunited with his love, rich and living happily ever after.
The point of Dumas original story was that vengeance can consume you and motivate you (ex: Dantes escaping Chateau d'If) but even if you succeed and get your vengeance, it doesn't bring the happiness you think it will and eventually leaves you feeling empty. In the original story (and I recommend you see the Richard Chamberlain movie version from the 1970's if you're interested) Dantes gets his vengeance, keeps his wealth, but doesn't get the girl and now has to figure out what to do with his life.
Having said that, the duel in the field with the zooming camera at waist-high level in THIS movie was pretty awesome!
A wonderful display of Alexandre Dumas's fantastic writing. Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce's great acting are brilliantly accompanied by superb cinematography, wonderful supporting cast, and a hauntingly appropriate score by Ed Shearmur.
9/10 - I heartily recommend this film.
I had already watched this movie in my childhood but just the last scenes which in turn has really enchanted me. Unfortunately I had stay didn't know the name of this movie for many years. After many years I watched the movie named "The Count of Monte Cristo" and I loved.We are quickly introduced to the historical background of movie , the year which it takes place, and, in a very discreet way, to the personalities of Edmond Dantes and Fernand Mondego. Both friends but opposed to each other. The following events are susteined and justified by the personalities and the occasion the characters are on. After that, we embarked on a journey full of well-built plans driven by just one goal: the revenge. The Count of Monte Cristo is the journey of a man who has been greatly wronged. (Henry Cavill young is so cute <3 ).
For some reason I remembered the inmate/mentor being played by Anthony Hopkins. I clearly need to research this movie....lol
One of my most favorite movies. It honestly has everything to it from friendship to a masterful revenge. The scenery is beautiful as well. Definitely one of the best adaptations and it's sad it didn't do better at the box office.