Sunday, February 26, 2012
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderon
Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Mads Mikkelsen, Christoph Waltz
Holy fuck how I hate these techno versions of classic tales. It was the exact same with Van Helsing (2004). You basically take a great old story and update the living shit out of it with stupid gizmos and martial art action scenes which all stand out like a sore thumb. Director Anderson is an uneven director as it is. He has made some entertaining films such as Event Horizon (1997) and more recently the remake of Death Race (2008), but mostly the films he's made have proved to be misfires at best like Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010). The Three Musketeers is as dumb as a bag of hammers and usually this wouldn't bother me but when even the action scenes are constantly executed without any interest, it really kills whatever flavor there might've been to the movie. The acting is shit, the screenplay is insultingly bad and you really leave the whole experience with a reduced IQ. Watch the '93 movie instead.
The Three Musketeers at IMDb