Monday, 31 October 2011

The Three Musketeers 3D Review










The Three Musketeers 3D


Release Date: 20th October 2011 - Australia


Production Companies
Constantin Film Produktion (Germany)
Impact Pictures
Nouvelles Editions de Films (NEF)
New Legacy

Distribution
Hoyts Distribution


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 110 minutes



Budget: $75,000,000

Box Office Gross: $132,274,484
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
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.


Cast
Logan Lerman - D'Artagnan
Milla Jovovich - Milady de Winter
Matthew Macfadyen - Athos
Ray Stevenson - Porthos
Luke Evans - Aramis
Mads Mikkelsen - Rochefort
Gabriella Wilde - Constance Bonacieux
Juno Temple - Queen Anne
Freddie Fox - King Louis XIII
Orlando Bloom - Duke of Buckingham
Christoph Waltz - Cardinal Richelieu

Crew
Producer/Director - Paul W. S. Anderson
Based on Novel "Les Trois
Mousquertaries" - Alexandre Dumas pere
Screenplay - Alex Litvak & Andrew Davies
Producers - Jeremy Bolt & Robert Kulzer
Production Designer - Paul D. Austerberry
Cinematography - Glen MacPherson
Sword/Fencing Trainer: Logan
Lerman - Brian Danner
Visual Effects Supervisor - Dennis Berardi
Film Editor - Aledander Berner
Music - Paul Haslinger


Review
THE THREE MUSKETEERS 3D was a decent movie, but nowhere near as faithful to the book as it should have been. It has some fun action scenes, particularly the well-choreographed sword fights and the well-crafted battle of the airships, upbeat acting and splendid direction by Paul W. S. Anderson. This movie was rather disappointing in 3D, while I understand that the director had to push the limits as far as possible to meet fans' expectations especially when majority of new movies in cinemas today are shot in 3D.

The director may have felt pressured to also use 3D technology, however I feel for this particular movie. 2D would have be more appropriate as it could have complimented the traditional/aged feeling of this movie, should not mix modern 3D tech with a movie that is based on the 17th century.

Star rating: (3/5) Average


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