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The Three Musketeers (2011)

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The Three Musketeers


Logan Lerman
Milla Jovovich
Matthew Macfadyen
Ray Stevenson
Luke Evans
Orlando Bloom

Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson

Distributed by Constantin Film (Germany), Entertainment One (UK) and Summit Entertainment (US)

Paul Anderson must have felt that the Alexandra Dumas novel of 1844, set in the 17th century was missing something, because the introduction of the Hot air balloon was supposed to be a nice addition but come to think of it, the Hot Air balloon was invented in the late 18th Century, while the movie was set in the 17th century, so either Paul didn’t do his history right or he must have just wanted to do something grand.

Having seen the 1993 Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland and Chris O’ Donnell version done by Disney, a version I watched as a young boy and even then saw it as a misfit. I would expect this 2011 version to be much better, but how could it…when the introduction into the film was far from the book, with the lead act D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman), portraying the character in such a cocky way and making D’ Artagnan look like an error from the get go.

The story is basically the same as the ones before and the book, but the screenplay was dreadful, Orlando Blooms, hair styles were the comic relief of the movie (as far as I can tell) and the young king of France’s crush on his wife was quite irritating.

Who was responsible for the score by the way? The movie’s score was on another plain while the movie was in another.

D’Artagnan (Lerman) heads to Paris to become a Musketeer on his way towards achieving his quest he runs into the famous three musketeers which were portrayed this way:
Matthew Macfadyen’s morose delivery as Athos

Ray Stevenson’s stony delivery as Porthos

Luke Evans’ monkish emptiness as Aramis

Making them three misfits, rather than the three musketeers.

Now the four get all tangled up with a plot involving the Queen’s diamond necklace, the King’s throne, and Cardinal Richelieu’s plans for European domination.

In case you are wondering why I haven’t mentioned Milla Jovovich don’t worry, she had enough screen time that makes you wonder if she was sleeping with the director (Sorry she is). The musketeers were on a mission to find the Queen’s stolen diamond necklace, so in this search we get hooked up in what was supposed to be a thrilling air battle between two hot air balloons.

This movie would have been good if Anderson had spent more time concentrating on the movie than he did creating more screen time for wife, Milla Jovovich.


  1. ibk's presently watchin d muvie and he says its nt that on d muvie nawww

  2. Really...!!!
    tell him to recommend it then...ask if he will buy the DVD, if it aint bad?

  3. well, i've watched d muvie myself and i don't think its that bad. c'mon man! a 3/10??while the stupid Mechanic movie(Jason statham) gets a 4/10??..well..the latter shd go to a 2/10 while the three musketeers can still make a 5/10 at least. there might have been errors..quite alright and the cocky d' atargnan or wateva his name was but its still something i could sit down and watch and laugh due to their comical clothing..
    yeah yeah...i know...orlando bloom and some other annoying character could be found but i guess it was not "that" BAD!!

  4. Well, this movie to me is just out of place.

  5. I remember seeing this movie and needless to say, it's not all that memorable. It was fun for a bit of laughs and thrills, but that's pretty much all there is to it. Good review.