Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Three Musketeers

Deciding to watch The Three Musketeers on my mother's birthday turned out to be a great idea, for it was an entertaining movie to watch along with the family. Holding below-average expectations from the movie, I was taken aback. The movie finds essence in the actors playing their roles superbly, whether it be the voice of Matthew Macfadyen (Athos) or the brute-strength and comicality of Ray Stevenson (Porthos); the silent, serious (almost hidden) Luke Evans (Aramis) or the young, racy, boisterous Logan Lerman (D'Artagnan).

Milla Jovovich (Milady) left me breathless with her seductive eyes and bewitching body. She was so captivating that one could almost get caught up in her alluring witchcraft, so to speak, for she portrays the two-faced, unfaithful lady.

Although the name of the movie assumes a central role to the three musketeers, it is not to be. The center of attention is D'Artagnan, a boy from a small town, looking to serve France in the role of a Musketeer. In spite of that, Athos, Porthos and Aramis keep us entertained quite consistently throughout the movie. 

The movie does contain errors, like for instance, the absence of a Versailles during the reign of the king, Louis XIII. One confouding element, though not an error, is the battle among flying ships composed of heavy artillery, which brings a sense of modernity, and a subsequent incoherence. The science of it all was quite hopeless too. Nevertheless, it was still great fun.

Although not a masterpiece or a classic in any way, and not even close to the brilliance of the original book, it is still suprisingly humorous and provides for amazing fun and entertainment.  

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