The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas is a classic story that follows the adventures of d’Artagnen as he teams up with the eponymous Musketeers: Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Now, I’ve never been a fan of the idea of the Musketeers, I’ve never read the book and even the cartoon during The Banana Splits was only mildly interesting to me. I now know why Dumas’ work never caught my attention, it was missing something. Something that the new 3D movie The Three Musketeers has almost right off the bat in the following trailer: steampunk assassins. Plus, airships, dragon flame throwers and gatling cannons.
Here’s the scoop:
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 steampunk elements almost make up for the horrid choice of releasing this in 3D. Expect lots of things flying in face (we can only hope Milla Jovovich is one of them, did I forget to mention she’s in the film?) and, most likely, a weak story.
Is there nothing a little touch of steampunk can’t make better? I’d really like this movie to not suck, the trailer looks rather interesting.
[H/T The Quiet Earth]