Okay Hollywood, listen up: calm down with all the goddamn remakes and reboots for a while. Please. How many times are we going to make films based on The Three Musketeers? This will be the third one released in my lifetime and I’m getting a little sick of it. Regardless here we are today not unlike last year with the Robin Hood film by Ridley Scott. That film was pretty damn mediocre at best and Scott is a really good director. This film was directed by Paul W. Anderson whose film list includes the Resident Evil movies, the first Mortal Kombat movie, and the Death Race remake. If that doesn’t sound alike the resume of a director you’d expect to be making an adventure film based on a literary classic you’re not alone.
For what I assume is a very, very small minority of you currently reading this blog this film is based on the first and most famous book in the d'Artagnan Romances series written by Alexndre Dumas, a fictional account of the life d’Artagnan. As far as I can tell this film differs from most of its predecessors in that it’s an unrepentant action film. To put it simply this is a 21st Century action film based on a 19th Century historical novel (Set in the 17th Century). And since by “21st Century Action Film” I mean “Copied from Zack Snyder’s 300” you can begin to see why I had doubts going into this movie.
Full review below.