Perhaps that is why the story transcends generations and time frames. Dashing young sailor Edmond Dantes Jim Caviezel is a guileless and honest young man whose peaceful life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes Dagmara Dominczyk are abruptly shattered when his best friend Fernand Guy Pearce , who wants Mercedes for himself, deceives him. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. There are two reasons I wanted to see this film. Strange how our human nature makes revenge so sweet when forgiveness is the right thing to do, but Hollywood has always capitalized on this human failing, making enjoyable films like this. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad.
Monte Cristo boasts the talent of both Guy Pearce and Jim Caviezal as former friends who have turned against each other in the epic-set Napoleanic French era. In the film the boys are tormented by Kevin Bacon and his entourage of prison guards and one of the things that keeps them going is the book, The Count of Monte Cristo. Description: Edmund Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. Description 'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name.
I have to admit, having gone in with little expectation, i was flawed! There were so many films that will take the infamous ephemeral dive. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Also known as: The Count of Monte Cristo , The Story of Monte Cristo , A Vingança de Monte Cristo , Greven af Monte Cristo , El conde de Montecristo , Monte Criston kreivi , Monte Criston seikkailut , O komis Montehristos , Monte Cristo grófja , Il conte di Montecristo , La venganza del conde de Montecristo , De Wraak van Monte Christo , Hrabia Monte Christo , O Conde de Monte Cristo , Greven av Monte Cristo , El conde de Monte Cristo , Der Graf von Monte Christo. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. I am sure I have made Mothman an extra couple thousand dollars because of my recommending it. This movie was amazing, with very cool performances from Guy Pearce and the rest of the supporting cast, each figure getting his or her share of good lines.
That was the Robert Deniro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Dustin Hoffman and Barry Levinson film where several youths are sent to a boys prison for an innocent enough mistake that cost someone their life. One film you're an atheist, the next you are God. . There is enough action in here for all of us looking the for next great swashbuckling adventure and there is also a trace of romance and even some humour. Description 'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. He comes across as a jealous, scheming, whining son of a wealthy man that has been given everything to him on a silver platter.
Ever since seeing this film I have wanted to read the book. 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. I remember hearing that it was quite good when it was released in the 90's. Guy Pierce surprised me with a performance that was totally believable. He is perfect as the average peasant that works to achieve his goals and eventually as the man who has learned from the fountain of knowledge and takes his revenge. 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.
The Count of Monte Cristo is the ultimate tale of revenge. At times the theater openly applauded twists or returning characters. Every scene had him looking more dashing and more handsome than the one before. The audience laughed with genuine awe as each new moment or detail was revealed to us in the plans of the main character's played perfectly, from his innocent beginnings to his scheming later years steps towards that end. And although I can't say it was a bad film, I can't really say it was all that satisfying. This has to be the best adaptation yet! Twenty years later, Dantes escapes with the help of the Abbe Faria, who leaves him the treasure of Monte Cristo. But here we are in the second month of 2002 and I have already seen two films that blew me away.
After being told that he died in prison, his fiancé Mercedes is forced to marry his rival Count Mondego. In here, the two words are interchanged, depending upon ones rationalizations. It had it's moments but it is not one that will linger with any real distinction in my mind. You know that sometime in the film Edmund is going to escape the prison that he is in and that he is going to find Richard Harris' treasure and extract revenge on the monsters that put him in prison. Synopsis Edmond Dantes is imprisoned in the Chateau d'If without trial, for carrying a message from Napoleon in exile on Elba.
I really didn't appreciate this film until the second viewing. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. It's kind of strange, my wife and I just recently rented Rob Roy. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. How can that not sound intriguing? Harris, too, had some of the best lines in the movie, several very profound statements.