I remember as a kid watching this and thinking it was some historical Drama.
Then seeing the three musketeer appears and thinking "What is going on here?"
But it was so wonderfully epic and relevant as to the nature of heroism that I rolled with it.
There would pass more than a few years before I'd discover this is actually an adaptation from the Duma Sequel "Ten Years Later".
In fact, that movie is much closer to the original three musketeers than the Disney movie made out of the original book. (Spoiler... The Cardinal isn't a bad guy, and the musketeers are FAR from perfect.)
This movie didn't age. It is still as good and as relevant now than it was at the time.
Maybe even more so. Would you lie to end your persecution? Would you lie to make the world a better place?
About who you are, about how you feel, about whom you love and what you wish for?
And what if heroes could be heroes as well as men in the same life?
We all age, we all end up to a point where choosing our way to go becomes more important than our pains and sadness... But what kind of men can look up to this and face danger still, knowing that anything less would be more painful?
This movie manages to be comedic, dramatic, pragmatic and heroic all at once.
If you lack your dose of Renaissance aesthetic this month, why not give it a try?
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