I’ve always had a soft spot for Alexandre Dumas’ 17th century classic tale The Three Musketeers. Now, I haven’t seen any of Paul W. S. Anderson’s movies (for better or worse), as he’s known for movies like Resident Evil, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Death Race, etc., none of which is my cup of tea. So this’ll be the first movie of his I’d watch. Check out the trailer below:
This is one of my anticipated movies of this year, and as I said in that post, I particularly like the cast that make up the Three Musketeers themselves: Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans and Matthew Macfayden. Oh and of course there’s Christoph Waltz — as well as German actor Til Schweiger — who were both great in Inglourious Basterds. As for D’Artagnan, I’d rather see someone like Aaron Johnson in the role but I guess Logan Lerman would do, I thought he was pretty decent in 3:10 to Yuma as Christian Bale’s son. Oh, Anderson’s wife Milla Jovovich (the heroine of Resident Evil) also plays one of the movie’s antagonists. I hope both she and Orlando Bloom as the Duke of Buckingham have just a small screen time here.
Oh, and how could I forget Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, who is another reason to watch this movie! The Casino Royale baddie once again has something in his eye, donning an eye patch this time 🙂 Mads and Christoph are playing Comte de Rochefort and Cardinal Richelieu respectively.
Now the trailer is obviously way more bad ass and explosive than previous Three Musketeers‘ adaptations. I don’t have much of a problem with that, just like I didn’t mind that Guy Ritchie’s action-packed Sherlock Holmes. We’ll see if this will replace The Man in the Iron Mask as my favorite adaptation so far, but at the very least, it looks like a fun swashbuckling entertainment as the weather cools off come October. If I’m feeling generous, I might even check it out in 3D (at least it was shot in 3D, not a conversion like they did with Clash of the Titans).
What do you think folks? Would you watch this one?