I loved how Alexandre Dumas (the author) wrote out the revenge plot and how complex it was. For the movie, I watched the 1975 version, and to sum it up in one sentence, it was nothing like the book.
In the Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantes is arrested mainly for the jealousy of his “friends” or really his enemies. They want to have the things he has so they send a letter to arrest him for treason. Edmund then coming back years later to get revenge on the people who took his entire life away. Using the treasure he found on the island of Monte Cristo he plans his revenge and every single detail in a complex way for a couple of years. Then he executes it and I think in my opinion is probably the best laid our revenge plot ever. He makes Caderousse, Danglars, Fernand, and Villefort lives terrible. Some would say that he went a little too far but then what's the point of revenge.
The movie was the exact opposite of what happened in the book. Almost every scene was rewritten in some way. From the …show more content…
For example, Edmund and Mercedes are still are engaged. The reason for Dante's’ arrest is the same, and he still has to go prison. Most of the things that happened in prison are the same or very similar to what happened in the book. The story of Villefort son is still the same but it seems to be scripted instead of being real, but he still dies the same way. The way Caderousse dies is still the same, and the fuel between Albert and Dantes still also goes on but instead of the fuel not even happening the movie adds suspense and lets them do one shot each to see if they would actually kill each