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A brillant revenge film,
A Kid's Review
This review is from: The Count of Monte Cristo [DVD] (DVD)
I have read the book of The Count Of Monte Cristo. It was the best book that kept me reading for hours. This 1998 version of the film missed certain parts out of the film. For example it did not show the part of how young Albert ended up in the hands of the famous Italian bandit. In addition, it did not show the young son of the crown prosecutor (from his second marriage). The ending is also different from that of the book. In the book Mercedes did not end up with The Count Of Monte Cristo. She decided to spend the rest of her life with her son. The Count Of Monte Cristo ended up with Haydee. Even tough certain sections and parts were changed (that of from the original book), the film was still great. It was a happy ending with both Mercedes and Edmond back together again. Edmond did not lose everything; he still ended up with the love of his life. I still have to watch the other two versions of the film (1976 & 2002).