Dumas is probably spinning in his grave, but if you want to attract the youngsters to the classics, throw in some female assassins and flying ships, crank the frame rate up and down, and flavor it with Orlando Bloom for the ladies, and this take on Three Musketeers might be a hit.

Damnit… Airships really do make everything better.

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14 Comments

    • He got to play Volstagg in the Thor movie, oh and Frank Castle in that Punisher War Zone movie that practically went straight to video.

  1. I was going to give this one a pass thinking “Three Musketeers” what can they do that we haven’t seen yet. Okay battleship dirigibles it is!! If anything it looks visually different than what has come before.

  2. Hell, it looks like good fun that completely goes over the top. I’m in for the 2-D version (3-D gives me a head-ache).

  3. Oh man. Airships? Really? This is completely ridiculous. And Milla Jovovich playing a Milady de Winter as a female renaissance-type Neo! Man I can’t just shut my brain off enough to appreciate the action value of this!

  4. Rocket Rooster on

    I think Dumas hasn’t stopped spinning from the Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen version. To each his own and not wanting to attack those that liked it — but, personally speaking, darn I hated that movie.

  5. Remember John Woo’s The Musketeer? This reminds me of that way too much, I draw the line at Cardinal De Richelieu fighting with a sword which was obviously added just so he can be killed in battle in the movie (don’t think the Cardinal has ever been killed any of the adaptations). Oddly enough for me the 3 Musketeers movie from Disney was one of my favorite and the one most people will compare this to I think, this movie is too “steam punk” for me, I half expect Buckingham to have a giant steam-powered spider for the final fight…

  6. I`ll go to see this just to see how those flying galleons are explained.,Maybe Rene Descartes or Blaise Pascal had something to do with it.

  7. Flying airships in Old France?? Sure, why not, and lets give everyone CELL PHONES, and give the cannons LASER SIGHTS-no, not cannons, DC-15 blaster guns, and a spunky little robot pal. Gees, if your gonna crap on something, crap ALL over it.
    Not that anyone who sees this is going to go read a book or anything, but the original story is pretty good as it stands (yes, wordy and purple by todays standards, but a good yarn). The 80s version w Michael York and Raquel Welch still sits pretty high on the adaptation list, but I’d even put the Gene Kelly Technicolor romp over the crud these guys are promising.

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