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
The dance music near the end is appropriate for the time period. It's a gavotte from Terpsichore, a large collection of dance music published in 1612 by a German composer and musician, Michael Praetorius. The original novel begins in 1625, so the Terpsichore collection would have been known then. See more »
The Cardinal and Milady are having a discussion in the Hall of Mirrors located in the Palace of Versailles. Versailles is outside of Paris and the hall of mirrors wasn't constructed until the third building campaign of the palace starting in 1678 by King Louis XIV. 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 »
Silly movie this one but not boring. It cost $75M and it shows. There
are huge problems though.
First of all we deal with a classic here, so it has a legacy that must
be respected. In this version, every character is presented as a
buffoon. The acting, the deliverance...
Leonardo da Vinci, we learn, has drawn up plans for a flying "war
machine," a combination of dirigible and seafaring galleon. The plot
and the dialogs are full of hot air like the war machine. The director
is obviously thought that these were minor issues!
The action is dominated by green-screen and Matrix-like effects.
Overall: Not boring if you are 9 y.o. but a disgrace nevertheless...
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