Now this is a movie I really didn’t plan on seeing. Why? Well, first of all it didn’t get very good reviews, secondly it had a cast of mostly unknowns and thirdly the 3D. That was until I saw this movie appear in Tarantino’s list of movies he liked the past year. Now I know he sometimes has a bit of a weird taste when it comes to movies, but it made me want to see it to find out why he liked it so much.
Now I have to admit that I really can’t remember what the original story is of the musketeers. I never read the book and can’t remember anything about previous musketeer movies. So I had no preconceptions of what this movie should show. Its story is about the three musketeers who no longer do whatever musketeers do, but are brought back together by a young man eager to fight for what’s good. Together they will have to try to stop a plan which would result in a war across Europe between France and Britain.
Looking at the time period there are only a couple of things I expect, which are sabre fights, some adventure and humour and that’s something this movie manages to deliver. It shows much of the fights in the style that was made popular by Zack Snyder, meaning lots of slow motion/speed ramping to make it all look cool and it worked for me.
The story might not be very good, but this movie kind of made me feel like a little kid watching all the cool action sequences and fights. It’s heavy on the CGI which might putt off some as it doesn’t help making it all believable. I still don’t understand why Tarantino liked it so much, but it was an enjoyable time waster.