Young D'Artagnan wants to become a musketeer only to find
them disbanded. Cardinal Richelieu is
out to incite a war between the British and the French that will give him a
chance to take over the government of France. The Three
Musketeers (are recruited by Queen
Anne) to go on a mission to get jewels taken by Milday (who betrayed them a
year ago by giving plans to an airship to the Duke Buckingham). They soon find themselves in a fight for
their lives as they rush to save Queen Anne from Richelieu's
plot to start a war.
Paul W.S. Anderson focuses more on the action that
happens in a Musketeer film while adding a steampunk twist. THE THREE MUSKETEERS is a fun action romp
which is interesting to behold in 3D.
The airship battle takes it cue from the starship battle in STAR TREK 2:
THE WRATH OF KHAN. This adaptation of
the often adapted novel focuses more on action than political intrigue. Young King Louis is an inexperience young fool
in love with Queen Anne while D'Artagnan
wants to win the heart of Constance (a lady in waiting for the Queen). THE THREE MUSKETEERS is one of those fun
action films you can turn off your brain and enjoy. If you have watched films by Paul W.S. Anderson,
you know what to expect including the ending that sets up a sequel (just like
in the RESIDENT EVIL films).
I enjoy adaptations of books. The Three Musketeers
has been the source of several adaptations. Each one is a little different and I always feel a movie adaptation should
never follow a book to the letter because it is just like saying here is the movie directed by the author and we
don't have our own interpretation. The latest version of THE THREE MUSKETEERS is a steampunk/ period action picture with actors you recognize from
other genre related movies and shows. You even have a little bit of homage to the RESIDENT EVIL series (Milla
Jovovich has a close call with some wires). I would see a sequel if they make one. First, I want to
see the next RESIDENT EVIL film.
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