By Marissa Graham |Staff Writer|
To be perfectly blunt, The movie Three Musketeers was a huge disappointment.
From the production to a certain actress’ performance, it looks like this is one film that will soon be forgotten.
The movie is about D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman), a poor young man that sets out to follow his father’s footsteps in becoming a Musketeer. He is a head strong character with a fearless attitude, which frequently gets him in trouble.
D’Artagnan quickly makes several enemies in Paris, including Athos (Matthew MacFadyen), Porthos (Ray Stevenson) and Aramis (Luke Evans). He was saddened by the fact that the men he grew up admiring were less than what he expected.
The three men lose their status within the community after the defeat of Milady de Winter (Milla Jovovich) and the Duke of Buckingham (Orlando Bloom).
Meanwhile, the advisor of the king, Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz) plots to overthrow France and crown himself as king. He partners up with Milady de Winter in order to use her beauty and manipulation to his advantage.
D’Artagnan gets wind of Cardinal Richelieu’s plan to betray the king and talks the Three Musketeers in joining him to defuse the plot. Without hesitation, they join in the adventure.
The production was of average quality and there was some parts in the film that may leave many viewers confused.
For example, there was a fighting scene in the movie where D’Artagnan and the Musketeers were battling with forty guards. D’Artagnan cut several guards yet there was no blood on the guards or on the sword.
In fact, there was not a lot of blood throughout the movie, which is awkward considering the fact that there were tons of fights and sword battles.
Logan Lerman, who played the main character D’Artagnan, was one of the bright spots in the film. His convincing acting skills in the film should mark him as an actor to watch in the future.
The same could not be said about Milla Jovovich, whose performance was not of high quality.
It was noticeable throughout the film that she struggled with her accent. There were several scenes where she would begin speaking with an accent but three sentences later the accent would be completely gone.
On the other hand, Orlando Bloom did an awesome job as the Duke of Buckingham. Known for his romantic “good guy” character in the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, it was fun to see him be a villain for once.
Despite Bloom’s best efforts, the movie was a disappointment. Save your money and go watch something more fulfilling and fun.