The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an ...
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The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal's right-hand man, announces the official disbanding of the King's Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords - Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D'Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal's plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country. Written by
Cary Elwes was also considered for one of the roles until well into the casting process, and appeared in a pre-production interview from New York's Planet Hollywood with Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland that was broadcast on E! Network. See more »
When D'Artagnan is fighting the assassin on the roof, he holds off his upper arm when he pulls out a dagger. In the next shot, he's holding off his lower arm. See more »
[the Queen is alone, contemplating a map of the world]
Cardinal Richelieu. You surprised me.
I often have that effect on people. I can't imagine why, I'm really a very gentle person. You seem a little unhappy in your new home.
Lonely. Is that the same thing?
Austria's loss is France's gain.
I'm not sure the King shares your opinion. We've barely spoken since our wedding day. Whenever we're together he seems so... uncertain.
Arranged marriages can be difficult. Your father and I thought...
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This movie has two things going for it. For one, it has Kiefer Sutherland in it (though he's stuck with really lame dialogue). And secondly, the horse work in the movie is excellent--I especially like that little Spanish horse that D'Artagnan rides in the beginning. Aside from that, it's just a bunch of Hollywood cliches in sequence. It has a tacked-together feel, as if they had a bunch of scenes they wanted to include, but didn't really know how to integrate them into a seamless whole. In some scenes, the Musketeers are light-heartedly slaughtering people, as if it's just a day's bit of fun, and other scenes are more serious and dramatic, but they don't work because the characters aren't adequately developed and don't seem very realistic. So basically the movie just didn't work for me. 5/10
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