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The Three Musketeers (1993)

The Three Musketeers (1993)


Charlie Sheen
Kiefer Sutherland
Chris O'Donnell
Oliver Platt
Tim Curry

Directed by Stephen Herek

The movie seems to be more interested in clean costumes than there were in entertaining. It also has needless horse chases that fails to excite. We have men wearing hats like they have a point to prove and the only actor out of all of them that seem to take this movies serious was Kiefer Sutherland. Even Tim Curry whom I love, failed to deliver a performance worth recognizing.

Then there was the cinematography which had many angles being shot from ground view at an angle. I kept wondering what was that all about? Whose idea was that? And why the hell did it make it pass the editing floor? Probably someone noticed it because I think it stopped, during the last thirty minutes no unneeded shot was done from ground view at an angle.

Then when it came to the story and the way the director handled it, I was surprised that I did not fall off my chair from dozing off. The story and plot is extremely boring no taste at all and the directing was poor. The director Stephen Herek has actually before this, done very interesting movies I have seen and liked. The two movies are Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991) so how he went from those two this, can only best be describe as “everyone has their off days.”

The story starts with d’Artagnan (Chris O’Donnell) defending himself from a man who claims he slept with his sister. D’Artagnan won the sword fight and was forced to run when the man’s brothers gave chase. He escaped and went to Paris to pursue his dream of being a Musketeer.
In Paris, the Cardinal was plotting to rule as king, even though the young king is already unable to do much and the Cardinal already had control. To make his control and plans easy for him to take over he disbanded the Musketeers.

All the Musketeers left except three – Athos (Sutherland), Porthos (Oliver Platt), and Aramis (Charlie Sheen). So as not to drop spoilers, but d’Artagnan found himself having to face them and that was halted when the Cardinal’s guards arrived to arrest them.
The four fought together and d’Artagnan earned their respect when the four defeated the men who came to arrest them. Soon they learn of a plot to betray the king and they now have to band together and save the king.

The sword fights were not as tasteful as I would have expected and this movie is easily forgettable. I only recall seeing it once in the 90s when I was younger and before now I could hardly recall whatever happened in the movie.
Do not bother seeing this movie again if you have already in the past, it is not work the eye sore.


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