Originally Posted by RTROSE
The Three Musketeers (2011)
Watched The Three Musketeers (2011)
2.5/5 (amazon 3.0/5, imdb 5.8/10, rotten tomatoes 26%)
The sword fights were silly.
The air battle I think I despised, reminded me of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003).
You have to pity Alexandre Dumas. Just because he has been dead for about 150 years, movie people seem to think that it is OK to completely, thoroughly and decisively ruin his brilliant novels.
The Duke of Buckingham was just so wrong. Orlando Bloom has deviated from Kingdom Of Heaven quite a bit there.
Mads Mikkelsen's Rochefort was quite acceptable.
Milla Jovovich's Milady de Winter was miscast given the way the others played it, and she's not really suited to the role. Jovovich seems overstimulated, pushing the role into straight B-movie grindhouse camp.
Juno Temple as Queen? She was more entertaining in Year One.
Constance was annoying.
The 17th-century version of the scene where a character enters a high-security vault and must evade the laser beams criss-crossing through the air, guarding a treasure. In this case, they're very thin, razor-sharp wires. Must the character blow powder into the air to see them? Silly question.
Watched The Three Musketeers (1948)
4/5 (amazon 4.4/5, imdb 7.8/10)
By far the best of them. Longer too.
Cardinal Richelieu and DeWinter were perfect characters, each with both depth and reach.
The swordplay was amazing. Gene Kelly was A LOT more fit than I am.
Constance was an angel, but no match for soldiers.
Watched The Three Musketeers (1973)
3/5 (amazon 4/5 , imdb 6.1/10)
Richard Chamberlain, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed, Michael York, and the amusing Roy Kinnear as the comic relief.
Charlton Heston plays a well scripted Cardinal Richelieu.
But by far the reason for watching this one is the subplot around Constance. Constance's character is inept in every scene and played perfectly by Raquel Welch, yet her ineptness allows her to defeat four of the Caridinal's guards, and save the day as often as she fails. And her relationship with her husband is entertaining.
Watched The Three Musketeers (1993)
2.9/5 (amazon 4/5 , imdb 6.1/10)
The Disney version. Porthos's fictional love life is entertaining script.
Madam D'Winter played by Rebecca De Mornay ten years after Risky Business.
Hearing Charlie Sheen say, so perfectly, "You're married!", was priceless.
Tim Curry is too simplistically evil and power hungry for Cardinal Richelieu.
Chris O'Donnell doing his Robin (bat boy) impression.
Constance is boring.
Didn't watch: The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Excellent Musketteer's movie as I recall.
Didn't watch: the others