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The Three Musketeers–2nd Opinion Review

clip_image002The Three Musketeers (12a)

Reviewed by Rachel Geeson

Score: 4/5

The story of the Three Musketeers is back, in the latest reinterpretation of the novel by Alexandre Dumas and updates to the previous films made in 1993 and 1973.

The latest incarnation of The Three Musketeers has a promising cast; Macfadyen, Evans and Stevenson are all fine as Athos, Aramis and Porthos, and Orlando Bloom has some fun as the character of the evil Duke of Buckingham. Unfortunately it’s Milla Jovovich playing Milady de Winter who gets the largest portions of screen time. And although she has some comic scenes and looks beautiful in her periodic corset, some of the stunts she does aren’t the best.

Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, D’ Artagnan played by Logan Lerman, is a skilled youngster in 18th Century France, who has a dream of becoming a Musketeer. After arriving in Paris he meets the Three Musketeers. They first appear on the screen in Venice, and right from the start there is full packed action as the audience are introduced to the feisty trio. They along with the help of Athos’ lover, Milady de Winter steal the designs of a highly desirable airship that is in a high security vault. However their success is short lived as she tricks the men and joins the side of the Duke.

A year later whilst roaming around Paris, the young and slightly cocky D’Artagnan impresses them whilst fighting alongside them in a fight against the royal guards. He then joins the trio and sets his sights on a beautiful lady in waiting to the Queen (played by St Trinian’s actress Jun Temple). At the palace he helps the comical King to tell his Queen how he feels about her, which leads to an interesting scenario in which the Queen needs to wear a diamond necklace that the King brought for her. However it has been stolen. It is now up to D’Artagnan and the mighty Three Musketeers in order to retrieve the necklace from the clutches of their enemy, the Duke of Buckingham. Will they get the diamonds back in time? Will the King and Queen live happily ever after? You’ll have to find out by watching the film.

clip_image004The screen was packed with people of all ages when I saw the film; it proved to be popular with the audience. Most people were laughing during the scenes featuring the comedian, James Corden and the fabulous fashionita outfits and behaviour of the King. I would recommend seeing this film to my family and friends and of course all of you who are reading this review. The film has a talented cast, gripping fighting scenes and is in high quality cinematography.

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