Number of Times Seen – Twice (9 Feb 2012 and 23 Feb 2021)
Brief Synopsis – Athos, Aramis, Porthos, and D’Artagnan must help defend the French Kingdom from threads from within and without.
My Take on it – Interesting take on the famous Alexandre Dumas story, but they try too hard to try and update and modernize things that it doesn’t manage to succeed.
The sword play and story line still holds up even if it isn’t as powerful an adaptation as some of the previous ones.
The story fails to match the seriousness of the version from the 70’s and the comical aspects of the Disney version from the 1990’s.
The cast is fine here, but none of them really stand out in these roles which is a bit of the shame.
Matthew MacFayden, Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson and Logan Lerman are all nicely cast in the roles of the Musketeers even if none of them give powerful enough performances in these roles.
The story isn’t paced very well and they are a bit too many lulls in the way things unfold.
The film tries much too hard to try and show advanced technology for this time period and that takes away from some of the magic of this story.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The so called “Ring of fire” crows nest with its 31 cannons was built as a fully working version out of a mass of wood in only fourteen days by a German company called ‘pyro.labs berlin’. It is on display in the Babelsberg movie studio film park. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)
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