Monday, August 30, 2010

110. August 29, 2010 - The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

This is a solid adaptation of a classic novel that someday I swear I am going to read. I've been fascinated by the story since I was little (either since I read the Great Illustrated Classics edition or since I saw the Wishbone episode - I don't remember which) and even though this is quite a different ending than the book, I still like it. It has adventure and epic swordfights (that can lead to crop circles!) and, of course, the core revenge story. Guy Pearce is such a slimy bad guy - he's delightful. Richard Harris is also great in his bit part as a fellow inmate in the French prison, though that voice of his always makes me think of Dumbledore.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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