Two months since my last theater trip (for a new-release movie, anyway).
This time around: The Three Musketeers
Okay, anyone who has seen the trailer should know what you’ll get from this – a hyper-action remake with some steampunk elements. If that’s what you’re in the mood for, and you have a strong ability to suspend disbelief, then this is a perfectly fun movie. Fortunately for me, I’m good at that sort of thing. I’m willing to pretend that Versailles is in Paris, accept some very dubious physics, some of which involve airships, and only gently snicker at the rapier folks trying to use the slow-mo intercuts poularized by 300.
Oh, and the acting is generally mediocre-to-bad and the plot isn’t wonderful. But really. The important things are: the costumes and sets were lovely (though I’m not about to declare them period-correct). There was some very nice armor in there. The swordplay was brilliant at times, and the fight staging was fun.
Also, reimagining the Three Musketeers as a paramilitary infiltration team is at least a different take than the last two versions I’ve seen.
For my money, the best of the modern-era versions is still the Disney one, but I had fun watching this one.
1. The Help
2. Captain America
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
4. Source Code
9. The Adjustment Bureau
10. X-Men: First Class
11. Pirates: On Stranger Tides
12. Sucker Punch
13. Green Hornet
14. Three Musketeers
15. Your Highness
16. Cowboys & Aliens
17. I Am Number Four