Only two questions for you.
- Do you know the story of The Count of Monte Cristo?
- Have you seen the 2002 film version?
If you know the story already, you may still enjoy the movie, I'm not completely sure. But if you haven't heard the story or seen the movie - YOU NEED TO WATCH THE 2002 VERSION IMMEDIATELY!
I purposely didn't include the trailer since, well, it doesn't do it justice. I saw this movie in theatres with my brother Robbie when it came out and we had zero expectations of it. The only reason we'd agreed to watch it was because we'd seen everything else that was playing (I know, we went to the movies a lot). Usually I loathe all time period films (with the sole exceptions of the Back To The Future movies - can I label those time period pieces?), but thankfully I looked past that detail for this movie.
This movie is fantastic. Every time it's on television, I'll force whomever I'm sitting with to stay and watch it with me. AND I OWN IT! That's saying something, isn't it? God, it's good. Especially if you don't know the story.