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Today we’re talking about the 2011 film The Three Musketeers.
The basic story is there with all it’s swash and buckle. There’s a few interesting twists and some fun clock-punk elements (like steampunk with with clockwork mechanisms instead of steam power.)
It’s a lot of talking, scheming, fighting, and quipping.
There’s a lot of variation that can be had with these characters. It worked extremely well with this group. I particularly like the changes in Milady, the King, and Queen.
The acting was purposefully and wonderfully over the top. Orlando Bloom channels a combination of Tim Curry and Alan Rickman, which I’d love to see more of.
The dialogue vassalates wildly from pure cheese to genius.
Visuals and Music
The movie is absolutely beautiful. The saturation, in my opinion, should have been higher, but other than that it was a beautiful film.
The music was great at what it did, occasionally feeling like a videogame, but it worked.
The kids weren’t big fans of anything but the action, but there was plenty of that to keep the five year old entertained. I thoroughly enjoyed the ridiculous action, sets, and history bending.
This clock-punk take on the Three Musketeers is action-packed and filled with fantastic action. It has all the excellent elements of action and over the top visuals that are the director’s standard.
Overall, it’s a lot of fun.
Final Score: 3.5 stars out of 5