Yes folks I’ve been of to my local cinema, Rhyl Apollo, again! This time I braved high winds to go and see Paul W. S. Anderson’s version of The Three Musketeers in 3D.
Ok so the story has been done so many times that we all know what is going to happen and the character names, it sometimes seems that when I watch a version of The Three Musketeers it’s like watching re-runs on TV
Bringing The Three Musketeers To A New Audience
I’m not overly sure why Hollywood is continually producing reboots of books and films that have already been done so many times, but I suppose if some big-wig says, it’s going to be done then they do it.
So this time round the movie is in state-of-the-art 3D, bringing you those well-known characters to life, such as D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman), Athos (Matthew Macfayden), Aramis (Luke Evans), Porthos (Ray Stevenson) and Milady de Winter (Milla Jovovich).
I do have to say though that this version does seem a little far-fetched with air-ships, under water assassins and a style of sword fighting mixed with a hint of martial arts! But it’s all a good bit of fun and really shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
The Three Musketeers is a film that you go out to see to enjoy, it’s got some great action sequences, some lovely shot set pieces and the use of the 3D is not over the top, it becomes art of the film and not just there to shout “Look this is 3D!”
Action, Adventure And A Bit Of Pantomime!
Yes the film is action packed and yes it’s a good bit of fun, but, I do have to say that there are some parts of the film that just beg to be ignored, such as The Three Musketeers performing an all out attack on the Tower of London to find the Queens diamonds necklace and Athos saying that it isn’t even there, so why go in the first place!
But all the over the top parts of the film do bring you a bit of excitement to watching the movie, there are some dry wit parts such as some of the one liners from Planchet (James Corden), but these are few and far apart, not like the part of Planchet played by Roy Kinnear in the 1973 version of The Three Musketeers (and in my opinion the best).
Overall Thoughts For The Three Musketeers 3D
It’s fun, it’s silly, the 3D works well. A film to enjoy but not to take too seriously, so my overall rating for The Three Musketeers 3D is 7/10
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