I suspect the latter is closer to the truth, and this is what killed 3D last time, i. Apart from the title and the the names of the characters, there is but little that would betray it to be even roughly based on Dumas' novel. If You Have Any Legal Issues Please Contact The Appropriate Media File Owners or Host Sites. Athos and Porthos arrive just as Richelieu's boat leaves on an underground river. A rival TriStar version was also in development at the same time as this film, with Depp and director attached. He wakes in a bed stripped of his weapons and clothes as Milady de Winter tries to seduce him.
There is as good as nothing left of the original plot in this movie, and what is left of it is changed beyond recognition. 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 three musketeers, and by god am I disappointed. It recounts the adventures of d'Artagnan on his quest to join the three title characters in becoming a musketeer. Constance doesn't only not die, she isn't even threatened by Milady. Milady attempts to run away but is stopped by Athos, who calls her Sabine; they had been lovers, but he regretfully betrayed her to the authorities when he found out she was branded for execution.
I don't know how on earth this managed to get financed. The website gives only a 31% rating, but on the website it holds a more favorable 6. Outrageous for a 17th century nobleman! One might be led to think it was deliberately conceived as a parody of remakes. Aside from the opening scene, everything added to the story in an attempt to make it different from the standard Three Musketeer plot is completely lame. I understand that Rocheford's eye patch is tempting, but they might as well have put a parrot on his shoulder, it would not have managed to make it appear any more ridiculous.
Most of the actors also did a great job, especially Christoph Waltz. Alas, Logan Lerman and Milla Jovovich were rather unconvincing in their roles, sucking to varying degrees. And that's just a selection. Oh and surprise surprise: 3D is useless, but thats nothing new tell me a movie that really had to have 3D except for avatar or maybe tron. Why would a royal ship use a skeleton as a figurehead? When more of the Cardinal's Guards arrive, d'Artagnan is captured. A small woods called was used in one sequence when the are being pursued by guards. One might think that while a film shouldn't be required to follow the book's plot word by word to qualify for bearing the title of a famous novel - one should be able to tell it is supposed to be based on said novel, right? Fortunately, Athos, Porthos and Aramis have refused to lay down their weapons and continue to protect their king.
First of all I ought to note that I did not expect much of this film - and yet was left completely underwhelmed. Most of this I could have lived with, but what brought the whole edifice crashing down was the nonsensical video-game sequences, featuring ridiculous flying ships that flouted most of the laws of physics Newtonian and Einsteinian. There are some major issues regarding this film which I would like to address, they are the reason for my extraordinarily low ranking, which would have been even lower if I had not thought it disrespectful to those actors who did their job very well against all odds. Even the soundtrack was anachronistic sometimes, when it suddenly changed from classical Hans-Zimmer-style to Pulp-Fiction-style very irritating! 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. Well, perhaps you should just switch off the logical part of your brain, when you go to see this movie! Perhaps the best parts of the movie were the opening prologue and the early scenes in Paris; thereafter it was all downhill, with the hill getting steeper as the movie progressed.
And even Orlando Bloom acted like a rookie! But every attempt at humor is completely dry, and the story is told in the worst way possible. And why can d'Artagnan, after just one audience, stroll through the palace gardens with the King? All the ingredients for a great historical movie were there: excellent actors, beautiful locations and one of the best novels ever written as the basis! The story is all over the place, you don't get to know any of the musketeers, or barely a character at all and the biggest problem: A movie doesn't have to be realistic for me but it has to make sense in his own universe of the movie like Matrix its not realistic but logical. However, this adaptation simplifies and alters the story. You could see how he was enjoying himself in the role of the classy, spoiled and evil British ambassador. Oliver Platt had also been approached to play in that version as well. Storyline: 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. The film is loosely based on the novel Les Trois Mousquetaires by.
It was apparent that the scriptwriters had either read the book or seen some earlier Musketeer movies, but equally apparent that they had either not understood the story or had decided they knew better than Dumas. How do they fly and how are they steered anyway? He was amazing, just like I had always imagined Richelieu: this cool composure he has when something is not going according to his plans, but you can see how his brilliant brain is working on something new already. Sheen missed this training as he was still filming. Impressed but displeased at d'Artagnan's involvement, the musketeers leave d'Artagnan behind after encouraging him to flee and maintain his innocence. If there is one important ingredient you mustn't forget in a cloak-and-sword-film, it's the code of honour: you fight your enemy, but you're always noble and fair. Logan Lerman as d'Artagnan surprised me positively.
Outside the musketeer headquarters, Gérard and his brothers arrive and challenge d'Artagnan to a duel; Porthos reminds him that musketeers not only protect King and country, but also each other. Moved, she reveals the Cardinal's plans to assassinate the king at his birthday celebration before throwing herself off a cliff to her death. You just can't improve a perfect story not even with air ships , you can only make it worse. While one or two of the 3D scenes worked very well, notably the duel on the top of Notre Dame, the 3D was at its most effective for the credits and some of the other on-screen text. It's a pity there wasn't more sword fighting instead of zeppelins.