Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday Movie Review--The Three Musketeers (2011)

The Three Musketeers (2011)

Generally speaking, I prefer to post positive reviews. In this case, I feel a moral obligation to warn those of you who haven't yet seen it to not waste your time or money.

How could you possibly go wrong with a timeless classic?

First, never make up your mind about the direction the screenplay should take, follow the classic story line or be a spoof. All the script accomplished was an attempt at spoof where it ripped off other movies. It tried to pull off something like A Knight's Tale, but fell flat on lame anachronisms.

The writers ripped off, almost word for word, classic lines from other versions of the musketeers, and The Princess Bride.

I kept asking myself, "How did this get funding for production?" My bet is the names they brought in, names like Orlando bloom and Matthew MacFadyen, actors who did the best they could with a script far beneath their abilities.

So save yourself some time, money and disappointment. This one's a turkey.

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