I guess the best way to describe this movie
is to say they took a standard good swashbuckler musketeer story
and added Hong Kong-style sword fighting and fancy marshal arts
footwork, hoping it would make it more exciting and fast moving.
It didn't work for me, and the story fails
to clarify who's who and what the motivations of the various
Some good scenes, but my overall reaction
was that the film is not very satisfying and a little frustrating
not really knowing what was going on.
Reimagined or remake, you've seen it all
before--or have you?
The idea of choreographed fight scenes
is not new, and certainly not new in this dismal version of Dumas'
More a tale of revenge, than of brotherhood,
it's a good movie stripped bare by bad direction, dark lighting,
and closecut editing. Which is too bad; the only thing this had
going for it was the stunts.
has a new name, but retells the same old story with Hong Kong-style
This latest version of the 18th-century
swashbuckler presents a dark view of a brooding, loner cowboy
desiring revenge. I found that most of the fight scenes were
underlit, overmilked, and poorly edited. The visual and narrative
scenes were sometimes senseless.
The movie is meant to impress and dazzle,
but in the end it fizzles and loses its edge.