The Three Musketeers
is not a bad
movie -- it's a terrible movie!
I almost want
to recommend that
you watch it just so you can see how dumb it is.
The story and
dialogue just jumps around so much, losing its
You can see the
problems -- how ridiculous it looks struggling to
make any sense out of
this cinematic disaster.
The only thing that
makes it stop getting
stupider is that it finally ends.
This “reimagining” of
classic novel of heroism, loyalty, and friendship
has had such a 21st
century makeover (thanks to computer effects) that
it no longer
resembles ANY of its original content.
With the addition of
flamethrowers and Gatling guns, the villains who
wish to take down
the king of France are well-armed indeed; and
that's not even the
It sets itself up for
Corny, contrived and
Visually, I thought
the movie was very
fashionable, colorful, and high-priced looking.
The easily seen
incomplete screenplay can be reasonably put away
for the first third
of the picture.
As for the senses,
they are over-powered by action
sequences, stunning costumes, and lavish sets.
But, as the film
progresses, it is bogged down by subplots and it
becomes clear that the
story has not been thought through.