The Three Musketeers 3D

| Feb 5, 2012
I watched The Three Musketeers in 3D last night. My 3D TV did a very good job at it, I loved the perfect crimson red of the Cardinal's guard costumes, the incredible scenery in Versailles - the careful detail of french and english nobility fashion ("Green was so last year!").

The actors were
also well chosen, big names as well:

  • Orlando Bloom - was really trying to keep the perfect accent and British allure at all times - even when he was ducking for cover. He was my favorite in this film - he gave his best here, even it was not so much acting to do.
  • Luke Evans - second favorite - he also didn't have too much to go on in this movie - but the few lines and his perfect posture gave the needed credibility to his hero Aramis.
  • Milla Jovovich - big name, big role, but unconvincing performance - very superficial and 3D like performance - a few "Resident Evil" special effects and I didn't understand if she is really that mean or she is misunderstood. Good thing I read the book!
  • Ray Stevenson - Porthos - he is his usual self, the way we know him from "Rome" - he feels great in the raw brutish soldier role.
  • Mads Mikkelsen- he played Rochefort very well and convincing as the villain ("I just never fight fair!"). I liked him.
  • Christoph Waltz - Half the time I thought he plays the comedian - the other half he was in the same role as in the SS officer in "Inglorious basterds".

Sometimes I think the big actors and their agents these days are having difficulties finding good gigs or there are no more big movies out there to be made.

So big names, big classic story, perfect images and colors, incredible 3D special effects and fight scenes. But what I really don't understand, why changing the story? Constance is supposed to die in the end. And what is with all the zeppelins?

In the end the new Three Musketeers works well as an action 3D flick - but don't expect substance or feelings. Make sure you have your popcorn with you.

Should you buy this for your 3D movie collection? Not really, this is a good chance to use your movie rental service.

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