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Well, if I am to be killed; at least it will be by a Musketeer.” – D’Artagnan
Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Mar 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A young man aspiring to be part of the King’s personal guards known as the Musketeers travels to Paris to fulfill his dream and gets caught up in a conspiracy to try and take over the kingdom.
My Take on it – Fun classic film based on the Alexandre Dumas novel of the same name.
The film sports a great cast which helps make things even more enjoyable to watch unfold.
Faye Dunaway, Charlton Heston, Michael York, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Christopher Lee, Geraldine Chaplin are all superb here and help cement this story as a true classic due to the way that they all portray their various characters.
The way that the story takes the original premise and makes things a bit more entertaining with the humor works well even though it sometimes feels slightly strained.
The story plays out in the way that anyone knowing the story would expect, but they do add some nice twists and turns along the way that help make it even more enjoyable to watch as things progress.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – As a result of producers Alexander, Ilya, and Michael Salkind splitting this movie into two parts, the Screen Actors’ Guild contracts now often feature what is called a “Salkind Clause”, which requires producers to state upfront how many movies are being shot, and that the actors and actresses involved must be paid for each. The latter clause applies even, or even especially, when producers make that decision during or after production. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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