Reviews and Problems with The Three Musketeers (1973)
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Movie overall 8
Just as good as the Disney one from the 90's
23 July 2012
Excerpt: That one had bad reviews across the board. Surprisingly I thoroughly enjoyed this film! It had bad reviews but you know what, a lot of regular folks enjoyed this movie for what it is. Suspend reality and turn on your imagination, then you'll enjoy this popcorn flick! In the future I know I'll keep coming back to this movie if I don't know what I want to watch. One thing though I wished they used Christoph Waltz more. He was grossly under used as Cardinal Richelieu.
Not following the plot of the book but I don't care
6 July 2012
Summary: When I discovered that the Three Musketeers film was being made by P.W.S. Anderson I was very surprised. It's one of those classic stories that are difficult to change into brainless action-adventure movie without losing the heart and style. But I was very eager to see what Anderson would do with the material provided by the scriptwriter. I expected great action movie, with massive and beautiful sets, wonderful music and well choreographed fight scenes.
Summary: I was actually going through an IMDb list and saw the rating of this movie as 5.8 so I felt the urge to write a review. I read some comments and it seems there was witch hunt for this nice and entertaining movie. It is not the best movie of 2011 but come on, it is much better than a lot of movies that have way higher ratings. First of all, the action is pretty good. The acting is very well done and the CGI is used professionally.
Summary: I actually liked this movie. I've seen many musketeer movies through the years and this one wasn't the best one in my opinion but it was certainly not the worst either. It has a lot of adventure and cool scenes with good special effects. I did not expect to see Milla Jovovich in a movie like this but she really pulled it off.
Excerpt: Boy do I have mixed emotions about this one. First off I love the Three Musketeer story. I have read the Dumas version several times and look forward to any film version. There have been many, several good and some even close to Dumas. My favorites are still the 1947 and 1973/4 versions, followed by the 93 one. I also love a good escapist action romp. So this one should be a natural for me right? Unfortunately, not quite.
All For One and Fun For All.........................
23 March 2012
Excerpt: The Three Musketeers is a timeless story that has been remade by Hollywood on more then several occasions. This time around it gets a Sherlock Holmes amped up version with flashy in your face action sequences and some very over the top adventure. It may lack some real depth of characters and or any real historic facts, but it is a pure fun entertaining movie. It's to bad it bombed at the box office because the story leads itself to go a few more rounds.
Excerpt: I've always liked swashbucklers so I had to blind buy this. My Dad saw this in theaters and said he hated it, so I had low expectations. Sorry to say Dad, you were wrong. I actually enjoyed this! Superb picture and audio quality. Story and acting were pretty poor, but Orlando Bloom seemed to have a good time hamming it up as The Duke of Buckingham.
Excerpt: This film looks incredible on Blu Ray. The official review is spot on in terms of pure cinematic craftsmanship. The gorgeous Persian interiors are as stunning as the close-ups, and in looks alone, this is one incredible film. Unfortunately... the first twenty minutes of the movie are downright awful. It does pick up after that, particularly around the time Orlando Bloom enters the scene as more than just a cameo (he is clearly having an amazing time, and why not?
Summary: It would have been nice if this Mila Jovavich vehicle had anything remotely to do with the original Dumas masterpiece, but alas, it seems too much to ask of Hollywood's dread cash hounds, who, like some sort of anti-Jesus, can magically transform the finest of wine into sh*t. I hope the angry ghost of Dumas defecates in their mouths as they sleep for foisting this god awful mess upon us. The only reason it merited any stars is because Ms.
Summary: I actually expected this movie to be bad based on the previews, and after the first 5 minutes, which were kind of entertaining, I thought "maybe this won't be so bad". But every attempt at humor is completely dry, and the story is told in the worst way possible. Aside from the opening scene, everything added to the story in an attempt to make it different from the standard Three Musketeer plot is completely lame. And even Orlando Bloom acted like a rookie!