The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
After failing in a scheme to steal Leonardo Da Vinci's airship blueprints, the Musketeers are disbanded by Cardinal Richelieu leaving Athos, Porthos and Aramis on the streets of Paris. In the meantime, the young, reckless and ambitious D'Artagnan has set off from Gascony with dreams of becoming a musketeer himself, not realizing that they have been disbanded. In no time, D'Artagnan manages to offend Athos, Porthos and Aramis on different occasions and challenges them all to duels. However before the duels can take place they are attacked by guards, trying to arrest them for illegal dueling. The ex-musketeers and D'Artagnan fight off the soldiers, leading to the four men becoming a band with the motto of "All for one, and one for all". Count Richelieu is not only determined to be rid of the musketeers, but also schemes with Athos' former lover Milady to undermine the reign of King Louis and his wife. The musketeers and D'Artagnan are determined to save the royal family and France ... Written by
In the scene following the Musketeers' fight with the Cardinal's men, d'Artagnan and the Musketeers walk through the portal of the "rathaus" (courthouse) in Bamberg, Bavaria in Germany. The rathaus sits astride the river Regnitz which runs through the city. To the left in the background, a half timber house that seems to float over the river can be seen. This is the Hotel Restaurant St. Nepomuk. See more »
When the Cardinal's Guards chase after Constance at the port of Calais, one of their hats blows off. See more »
At the end of the movie, the first credits have a dedication,"For Bernd", referencing Bernd Eichinger, who died in January of 2011. He was producer of 4 of the Resident Evil films, also directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. See more »
It is very hard to overweight Alexandre Dumas. It is not a crime to try and fail, but to preposterously change history, murder characters, take out key elements of the story it is the closest thing to literary crime. As we can see, somebody not only did that, but succeeded to put it into a movie. That is the only success the movie had. Luckily nobody tried to change the genders of the musketeers but unfortunately the four main characters had little to do along the movie. It was much more easy to use one or two of them, because the other ones were just a waste of script. There is no might in Porthos, no mystery or wisdom in Athos, no priesthood in Aramis. The original story is downgraded to the extreme. I am a fan of the books written by Alexandre Dumas so for fans the movie starts to stink after the first minutes. That is why there is no reason to go into details about how the actors played and why the interpretation was so lame. There are some enjoyable moments but the bitter taste of insufficient imagination spoils the overall experience. My question was why they bother to take a well-known classical story, when is easier to write a new one and go with it. There is a clear trend of distorting the old stories and make them fit "panem et circenses" because most of movie industry is mediocre. The only way that trend is reversed is by treating second hand work for what it is and marl it clearly. Like this we may give in the future a chance to young viewers to enjoy real plots, good scripts and excellent movies. Unfortunately this movie is not even a classical example of failure it's just a product of consumerism, see it, throw it away and make space for the next lame one.
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