D'Artagnan left his hometown Gascony and traveled to Paris, with the intention of joining the Musketeers. coincidentally, he was challenged to duel with each of 3 musketeers, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos. but just when they were about to duel, they were attacked by the Cardinal's guards. they united and escaped successfully. Cardinal Richelieu, who tried to start a war between France and England, created a false affair between the Queen of France with the Duke of Buckingham from England. he had Milady, a skilled felon who deceived not only the 3 musketeers, but also the Duke of Buckingham, stole a diamond jewelry from the Queen and secretly hid it in Buckingham's possession. D'Artagnan and the 3 musketeers were sent by the Queen to silently retrieve the jewelry.
we can't help feeling a little disappointed with how much D'Artagnan and Milady got all the attention in the film, instead of the 3 musketeers. although we do enjoy the colorful costumes and beautiful locations of the film, it felt a little too trendy to be a classical. one of the very first scene that had our jaws dropped was seeing matrix-like bullet evasion, and not to mention the the scene that required them to Fly through a network of invisible wires. for the first impression, we believed the reason Milla Jovovich was appointed to be Milady was because Paul W.S. Anderson missed working with her in Resident Evil. however, she wasn't especially sexy nor seductive, as the film constantly tried to suggest. but i completely got it after i found that that Milla Jovovich was actually married to the director, Paul W.S. Anderson. which had me thinking, perhaps these stunts that reminded us of the all-too-familiar Resident Evil was actually custom made for her! back to the film, it could be a little less fancy and really tell the story of the famous musketeers, for it was definitely far from what i had read. or perhaps changing of title so we would not expect watching the story of the 3 musketeers? because honestly, we did enjoy the film perfectly action wise.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Paul W.S. Anderson
- released: 2011
- casts: Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson, Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Logan Lerman, Helen George
- language: English
- genre: Action/Adventure