Like most Americans, I learned about Alexander Dumas
’ Three Musketeers
from their countless adaptations on screen and in print. For me, it was probably Sheldon Mayer
’s Three Mouseketeers reprints along with the rallying cry of “One for all, and all for one” shouted by just about every cartoon, sitcom and prime time drama at one point or another. Sure, there was the delightful two film adaptation made by Ilya Salkind
that was instrumental in their approach to Superman
the Movie and my kids grew up adoring the somewhat boiled down, tongue-slightly-in-cheek version from Disney with a great cast (Oliver Platt
, Kiefer Sutherland
, Tim Curry
, etc.). It wasn’t until last year that I actually read the book in its entirety and it was a revelation.
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Billed as a modern retelling, The Three Musketeers
from Summit Entertainment
, was therefore eagerly awaited. It had