Nab the star-studded comedy-adventure that dazzled moviegoers everywhere! It's the action-packed tale of three loyal swordsmen (Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt) who are joined by an eager recruit (Chris O'Donnell) to protect the King of France. Together, the foursome battle enormous odds in their attempt to defeat an evil royal advisor (Tim Curry) and a seductive envoy (Rebecca De Mornay) plotting to overthrow France's crown -- fighting against both time and scores of enemies! You'll cheer out loud when these exciting muskeeteers face danger, fun, and adventure at every turn -- proving they are the greatest swashbucklers who ever lived!
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D'Artagnan has come to Paris to join the musketeers but when he gets to Paris, he finds that the musketeers have just been disbanded by the Cardinal under approval from the Regent King (although the King disapproves of the timing and manner). He quickly runs afoul of Athos, Porthos and Aramis and has duels scheduled with each an hour apart at the old convent. Just as the swords are crossed, the Cardinal's men appear to arrest them and d'Artagnan makes a stand with the three musketeers thereby not only making him an outlaw but making a favorable impression with his new comrades who recognize his father's name as a valiant musketeer that died in service to the king. From there on, the movie bears absolutely no resemblance to the book (and d'Artagnan's father was not dead or a musketeer). When d'Artagnan is arrested and interrogated about the whereabouts of the three musketeers, he overhears plans of the Cardinal's to send a secret treaty to the Duke of Buckingham ("who rules England the way the Cardinal rules France") in an attempt to overthrow the King's rule and claim the crown for himself. Rescued from the chopping block by the three musketeers, they immediately give chase to the Cardinal's messenger as his henchmen all over the country pursue them to claim the reward for their capture.Read more ›
They one by one ruin each of the four heroes of the Three Musketeers. D'Artagnan is portrayed as a nice 90's kid in a bad wig who, golly gosh gee, just wants to be a hero. He wanted to be hero in the book too but he wasn't so cloying about it. Athos is an angst ridden Gen-Xer. When he is not tossing his hair dramatically, he is making eyes as Milady. Porthos is your typical 90's comedy relief, just a nice fun guy. Aramis is a lecherous weirdo. Honestly, do you believe for one second that this guy is serious about religion? In the book, he was deadly serious. He kept his love affairs discreet too, thank heaven.
The movie is wraught with cliches. The escape secen is lifted from Bill & Ted's Excellant Adventure if you can believe it. Watch them back to back and see for yourself! The dialogue is cringe inducing. The costumes are inaccurate. Check out the tiny braid on Milady, so early 90s! Most of the actors are years too old. As I recall, the oldest of the lot was Athos in his late 20's, thirty at most.
Read the review below for a list of innaccuracies. All I can say is, kids, if you need to write a book report on the 3 Musketeers, this movie will make you flunk it! Better just read the book. All this movie will give you is an education in early 90s pop culture
The line up of actors for this film is quite incredible. The starring cast consist of Keifer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Chris O'Donnell, Oliver Platt, Tim Curry, and Rebecca De Mornay. Not only was the cast incredible, the title track All For Love is performed by Sting, Bryan Adams, and Rod Stewart. Can you imagine the cost of making this movie today?
This movie resonates the very essence of Action Film. The fighting, racing horses, and dueling almost never end. Did I mention this was an action film? The violence in this film is more by implication than gruesome portrayals of death and fighting.
Add to the action a high dose of comedy. Oliver Platt is hilarious as Porthos. Tim Curry adds whit and humor to the evil character of Cardinal Richelieu.
The Three Musketeers was filmed on location in Europe which adds a believability that allows the viewer to be swept away into the story. Thousands of extras, hundreds of horses, and beautiful costumes and photography combine to make this a fantastic movie you could watch over and over.
Now, about this movie. If you enjoy endearingly bad movies, then you'll love this one. Please, read a few of the other reviews that point out the flaws of this movie and how it strays from the novel. They are quite right.
It really is a quite dismal Disney adaptation saved by some inspired casting. What is remarkably funny now, but may not be in another ten or twenty years, is the casting of Charlie Sheen as Aramis, the womanizing-former priest musketeer; Keifer Sutherland as Athos, the drunken, wronged husband of the Countess de Winter (Rebecca de Mornay in enough black eyeliner to start her own cosmetics line); and an over-the-top performance by Tim Curry as Cardinal Richelieu. Curry's Cardinal is meant to be lusting after the queen, but is so obviously more interested in the far more beautiful King Louis (marvelous Irish actor Hugh O'Conor in an unfortunate wig). The royal couples' clothes fit so badly and look so cheesy, one wonders if there was such a thing as Le K'Marte in 17th century France.
Put your feet up and your Dumas under the sofa and enjoy.
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Couldn't watch as it was burned in UK, great movie when you can get it to play.Published 13 months ago by Lisa Kelly
When I tried to play it, the dvd wouldn't allow me to, all it said was that I need a multi-region dvd player [whatever the hell that means] to access the movie. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Crystal
Like the movie. But this is the worst dvd and video quality I think I have ever seen.Published 18 months ago by Danny