THE THREE MUSKEETEERS - REVIEW
THE THREE MUSKEETEERS - REVIEW
|The Three Musketeers That Should of Never Been|
The three Musketeers is a very entertaining high-octane action flick but it’s really no more than a completely unnecessary reboot of a quite classical tale retold in a very exaggerated yet unsatisfying way.
The film is really set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Just a joke), they just never tell you this!! The reality that the Musketeers find themselves in will be a world that seems familiar but it’s ruled with high tech gadgets and inventions that can rival some of our tech.
Now this interesting reality isn’t a problem, it does bring certain freshness and uniqueness to the story and you can easily find yourself riveted with these fascinating gadgets.
|Nothing Wrong with the Cast|
However, as cool as these new technologies are, we can’t help but feel robbed of the true swash Buckling, Sword Fighting/Brawling that is essentially the Tree Musketeers. So much emphasis was placed on these wonderful gadgetry world, that they substituted Musketeers wonderful sword fights to nothing more than a tease in the beginning of the film.
Another major problem for the film comes in the title… When we went to the film we thought we watching the Three Musketeers, instead we were watching Milady and the Three Musketeers. And that is how the film should be titled.
|Orlando Bloom embodies Jack Sparrow|
Now Milla Jovovich plays Milady in the film and yes, they have really turned the character into quite a cool character that many people would take a liking too, but the problem is that, Milady gets almost the same, if not more, screen time than the Three Musketeers.
It’s for this reason that we really see this film suffer.
The Three Musketeers were wonderfully cast, with Matthew Macfadyen as Athos, Ray Stevenson as Porthos & Luke Evans as Aramis, but the only problem is the bad story they find themselves in. These guys do the best they can but when so little is placed on their character development and lack of fighting scenes and overall lack of story development for the Musketeers, its like trying to save the Titanic after it hit the iceberg… It’s just a disaster.
|The Real Poster of the Film called MILADY|
Logan Lerman on the other Hand plays D’Artganan and just like all the other characters in this film it’s hard for the audience to make a connection with him. D’Artagnan always came across as an Ambitious, confident, warm hearted, robust character. He was once the most loveable Musketeer, now he is just comes across as arrogant and naïve.
But not everything is as bad as we make it out to be; the costume design in this film is definitely worthy of getting an Academy Award nomination at least.
And Orlando Blooms is a scene-stealer in his role as the Duke of Buckingham. He really turned the Buckingham into a Rock star; a he seemed to borrow a lot from his Pirates of the Caribbean co-star, Johnny Depp and how Mr. Depp portrays Jack Sparrow. Every time the duke is on Screen you cant help but think that Sparrow and the Buckingham could be related. His performance is really quite enjoyable.
But at the end of it all, you would have been taken on quite an extraordinary ride through this extravagant world with plenty of action and amazing costumes but you would still come out feeling robbed of the full Musketeer experience.
Our Rating 5/10
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