Thursday, 8 September 2011
Three Musketeers: “This is definitely a version...that isn’t your parents’ version...it's not your grandparents’ version.” – Mila Jovovich. “Every generation should have their ...” – Christoph Waltz...
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Having written about this film just a few days ago I’ll keep this one short and sweet. (See here)
This is, as MR. Waltz & Ms Jovovich point out, not a faithful adaptation of the novel so much as a modern, fantasy version of the classic tale with many a change for the sake of the movie. Will it be for everyone? No of course not, but with so many other films and TV shows (Ahem Dogtanian) out there it’s not really as if any but the most ignorant should be left with the impression that this is what the book and the D'Artagnan sequel books are really about what happens here. If it has been done well, and Anderson is an extremely hit and miss director, then there would be great scope for some serious fantasy adventures of the type Alan Moore writes so well in his ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ comics: sadly lacking in the big screen adaptation.
I know people, personally and online, who are mortified at the very notion of this film and who would have to be forced at gunpoint to even contemplate watching it. But at the same time there are many others who have the reaction that the film simply looks like an awful lot of fun. We’ll find out if it lives up (or down for some people) to that promise of fun soon.
“This is definitely a version of the Musketeers that isn’t your parents’ version & it's not your grandparents’ version.” – Mila Jovovich
“Every generation should have their version of Three Musketeers.” – Christoph Waltz
One for all & all for one Muskahounds are ...
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