The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
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Paul W.S. Anderson
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After failing in a scheme to steal Leonardo Da Vinci's airship blueprints, the Musketeers are disbanded by Cardinal Richelieu leaving Athos, Porthos and Aramis on the streets of Paris. In the meantime, the young, reckless and ambitious D'Artagnan has set off from Gascony with dreams of becoming a musketeer himself, not realizing that they have been disbanded. In no time, D'Artagnan manages to offend Athos, Porthos and Aramis on different occasions and challenges them all to duels. However before the duels can take place they are attacked by guards, trying to arrest them for illegal dueling. The ex-musketeers and D'Artagnan fight off the soldiers, leading to the four men becoming a band with the motto of "All for one, and one for all". Count Richelieu is not only determined to be rid of the musketeers, but also schemes with Athos' former lover Milady to undermine the reign of King Louis and his wife. The musketeers and D'Artagnan are determined to save the royal family and France ...Written by
At the beginning of the movie, the map of Europe shows several states and kingdoms of that era. However, in Germany, a fictional kingdom west of Bavaria called "Wurzburg" is shown (slightly misspelled, as the original spelling is "Würzburg"), the name of a Franconian city where major parts of the movie were shot. See more »
The Cardinal and Milady are having a discussion in the Hall of Mirrors located in the Palace of Versailles. Versailles is outside of Paris and the hall of mirrors wasn't constructed until the third building campaign of the palace starting in 1678 by King Louis XIV. See more »
At the end of the movie, the first credits have a dedication,"For Bernd", referencing Bernd Eichinger, who died in January of 2011. He was producer of 4 of the Resident Evil films, also directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. See more »
Entertaining adaptation of classic novel but not a blockbuster
Nice adaptation of novel by Alexandre Dumas. Athos, Porthos, and Aramis were different in character from what I had imagined after reading the novel, but similar was the fate of Sherlock Holmes. They had a good sense of humor. Sherlock Holmes succeeded well with re-invention of the character with good acting by Robert Downey Jr. Though the plot was taken from the novel, yet there were many instances where it indulged in fantasy like sky ships, chambers of Leonardo da Vinci and even usage few words like 'insurance policy' which didn't exist in those days. Being a French story, the language and ascent didn't help in bringing the originality. However, the lack of certain aspects were well covered by some twists and superb acting by Milla Jovovich (Milady), Orlando Bloom (Duke of Buckingham) and Matthew Macfadyen (Athos). The 3D effects were good and the script made a good sinker for its sequel. My rating: 7
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