The Three Musketeers
Synopsis: En Garde! Charlie Sheen is Aramis, Kiefer Sutherland is Athos and Oliver Platt is Porthos in the rollicking adventure, The Three Musketeers. It's all for one and one for all as the daring trio attempt to stop the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Tim Curry) from over throwing the King of France. Enter young D'Artagnan (Chris O'Donnell) whose dream of becoming a Musketeer is put in jeopardy when he fall in love with Richelieu's beautiful but treacherous spy, Milady de Winter 9Rebecca De Mornay). If D'Artagnan is to escape her clutches and become a Musketeer, he'll have to prove himself as and expert swordsman and a trusted ally. It's The Three Musketeers as you've never seen them before in this aciton-packed smash hit.
Run Time:100 min
Director: Stephen Herek
Dvd Extra's: Languages: Engislh, French, Italian. Subtitles: English.
Nudity Factor: None
Of Note: Brad Pitt turned down the role that ultimately went to Chris O'Donnell. Billy Baldwin, Johnny Depp and Gary Oldman were also sought out by Disney for parts in the film.
I have always loved movies that have to do with The Musketeers. They always have great sword fights, noble causes, and usually a couple of good looking women. This movie has all of that. The story is the traditional Musketeer story that has them being disbanded as the Cardinal is making a move for more power. With the classic story the movie also had a classic feel. For the most part I felt like the sets were all very well done and I actually felt like I had gone back in time. Time Curry as Cardinal Richelieu is maybe the best part cast in the whole movie as well as Chris O'Donnell as D'Artagnan. That brings me to the bad. Charlie Sheen as Aramis or any Musketeer for that matter is a bad idea. He does not have the look, sound or feel of a musketeer. That could have something to do with the fact that the others all went through training with swords, something he missed out on. It could also have to do with his demeanor that makes it hard to except him in that role. Overall I liked this movie and enjoyed this take on the classic tale.