watch The Three Musketeers
The hot-headed young D’Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
The Three Musketeers arrives in 3D, but its characterisation is strictly one dimensional. The plot is a messy, impenetrable vehicle designed to carry as many explosions and sword fights as possible.
The accents are scattered all over the place: the three cavaliers, Athos (Matthew Macfadyen), Porthos (Ray Stevenson) and Aramis (Luke Evans) are British, but the insufferable D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) is American. The film itself is set in and around the French court, where the dark star of Cardinal Richelieu is in the ascendant.
The triple-crossing Milady (Milla Jovovich) transfers her affections from her lover Athos to the wicked Duke of Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) in a bid to provoke a war with King Louis (Freddie Fox) that will allow Richelieu to seize power.
Good actors often fare worst in this sort of stuff – Macfadyen, unusually shorn of allure, stomps gloomily around the set looking uncannily like a young Simon Callow, while Jovovich poses, pouts and pulls things out of her corset cleavage.
Not original enough to be funny, nor serious enough to be gripping, this film seemed to go on forever, and then ended with the threat of a sequel. Now that really does frighten me. watch new movies