Starring James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, Luis Guzman Directed by Kevin Reynolds Writer: Jay Wolpert Based on the classic novel "The Count Of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas 2002
Product Description Jim Caviezel (HIGH CRIMES) and Guy Pearce (THE TIME MACHINE) give sizzling performances in THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO -- the greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge the world has ever known. When the dashing and guileless Edmond Dantes (Caviezel) is betrayed by his best friend (Pearce) and wrongly imprisoned, he becomes consumed by thoughts of vengeance. After a miraculous escape, he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, insinuates himself into the French nobility, and puts his cunning plan of revenge in action. This swashbuckling thriller will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until the last ounce of revenge is exacted.
As I sat down to watch this in 2002, I expected to witness all of the action, emotion, and suspense of the book. I hoped to see a a film that would grip me and remind me of my love for the story- instead, I got this piece of junk. It was a good movie, yes. It did sort of hold true to the book, yes. However, as I watched the plot go from wrong to worse, I became more and more disappointed, until the end of the movie, with a scene of a frantic, reckless duel between Edmond … more
This book should have a five out of five. Why Doesn't it? Any way this books deals with revenge, trust, and friendship. Is revenge worth it? Does revenge help and or fix anyones problems? P.S. There are at least three movie versions of this book they are all good.
If you have ever read Dumas's classic The Count Of Monte Cristo, you will be disappointed in this movie. If you haven't, then perhaps you enjoyed this haphazardly scripted piece of tripe, but I found that it bordered on offensive the way it strayed from the novel. TCOMC has always been my absolute favorite revenge novel, a place where revenge is cold and bitter and immensely satisfying to savor. The movie made it quick, painless, and silly. Removing … more