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The Three Musketeers 3D (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich & Orlando Bloom

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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  "One for all and awful-one!"

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For anybody who thought the one thing missing from Alexandre Dumas classic story of swashbuckling derring do was giant anachronistic airships, Paul WS Anderson's silly action based adaptation will be the answer to their prayers. Everyone else will be praying for this preposterous folly released, inevitably, in eye gouging 3D to stop committing the sort of artistic vandalism the 1993 Brat Pack version could only dream of!
Musketeers gets so many things wrong it's difficult to know where to start. With Logan Lerman's D'Artagnan maybe, an American accented stripling with the hair of a Springer Spaniel? Orlando Bloom's bouffanted bad guy, a smirking fop with more mince than a meat pie? Or perhaps Milla Jovovich's Milady, a vamping minx whose dresses prove no bar to her scrapping and somersaulting as if she's in The Matrix?
Given all that nonsense, it is hardly surprising the titular trio get lost in the crush. Then again, that might well be down to their dull contributions, the combination of Matthew Macfadyen's funereal delivery as Athos, Ray Stevenson's hackneyed Oliver Reed impression as Porthos and Luke Evans' monkish earnestness as Aramis making them three of the most mundane heroes in recent memory. With Christoph Waltz as a scheming Cardinal Richelieu and Mads Mikkelsen as his one eyed muscle Rochefort, Anderson's picture does not want for recognisable faces.
What it lacks in abundance, alas, is panache or joie de vivre. Instead, a series of over cooked set pieces (an opening raid on a Venice vault, a dirigible face off above Notre Dame) turn what might have been a zesty frolic into one huge, lumbering mess.
Who cares if the Musketeers retrieve the diamond necklace on which the marriage and security of France's callow young king (Freddie Fox) depends? Not me, and not Anderson either, the Resident Evil director seeming more concerned with giving wife Jovovich extra scenes and setting up a sequel few will hanker for.
Anderson movies always get slated, but to be honest I never had a problem with them, I even liked AVP but he's really living up to his reputation with this offering. It's not as bad as some say, the visuals are striking and in places it's very funny but All for one maybe, but one for all? Not quite. Although starry, lavish and superficially spectacular, this version of the perennial old favourite isn't likely to endure.
See if you like........
The Three Musketeers (1993)
The Musketeers.
The Man In The Iron Mask (1997)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
Pirates of the Caribbean Series.
The Matrix.

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  Almost there

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Only reason why this film gets 4 and not three stars: it's just so pretty. Excellent effects, good actors and a lot of action. A bit fantastic, but it gets away, this is a fantasy movie. The adventure of the three musketeers meets the action of underworld and the effects of...stardust? Anyway on the bad side: the script should have been better, the dramatic moments cold have been directed to give far more value.
All in all: I enjoyed it, the 3D was ok (I have not watched it in 2D yet) thumbs up if you enjoy the not too serious movies or simply want a pretty 3D one!

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  'ENTERTAINING ROMP'

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yet another remake of the famous tales of the 'musketeers'
the film follows a similar path to the 'micheal york' and 'oliver reed' '1974' version, our heroes 'athos' 'aramis' 'porthos' and young 'd'artagnan' take up the quest to save 'the queen's' blushes by recovering the necklace that was stolen by m'lady for the 'duke of buckingham'
this is a light-hearted romp with plenty of swordplay and unusual valour from our heroes.
the film does have a few suprises that should bring a smile or two.
well worth watching., in 2D or 3D..............enjoy.

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  What a Suprise!!!

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Ok so The Three Muskteers is one of my favourite stories, I am only 30 but the 1973 movie is an absolute classic (also available on blu-ray now). When I saw the trailer for this & the director (Anderson - Resident Evil franchise) I didn't hold out much hope! But when I watched it I thought it was great! Ok, the acting is not the best but it didn't need to be (the young lad playing D'Artagnan does get a little annoying). The story was a nice fresh twist to a classic & really enjoyable, the film is also visually stunning! Although it doesn't have the charm & star quality (York, Welch, Reed, Heston, Dunnaway etc) of the 1973 movie this is still a really good outing & am really hoping for a commisioned sequel.

  Another Remake but better than the rest

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The remakes over the years have been questionable to say the least, this remake however breaks the mold.

The blu-ray picture is by far the best I have ever seen & the DTS-HD soundtrack is clear capturing the feel of the movie perfectly.

I found the film to be action packed from begining to end with quite a few comedy moments, the cast does a great job, the effects are very well done.

Paul W.S Anderson (Resident Evil Saga) should be proud.

This is the kind of film that I could watch many many times, even though I have seen an early preview I have pre-ordered this with Play.com as I think its is a must buy for any Blu-ray collection.

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  a good vision of a classic

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ok the acting aint the best considering some of the actors in this, but the action and story more than make up for this short fall.

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  a good vision of a classic

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ok the acting aint the best considering some of the actors in this, but the action and story more than make up for this short fall.

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