* AudienceAlienatingPremise: ''The Three Musketeers'' with airships. ''The Three Musketeers'' directed by [[Creator/PaulWSAnderson Paul W. S. Anderson]].
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: Most of the people who say the movie has ''[[AccentuateTheNegative nothing]]'' in common with [[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers the source material]] have either never seen it... or they've never read the book. Granting the not inconsiderable changes, the plotline of the Queen's lost diamonds still makes this movie closer to the book than [[Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993 its 1993 namesake]] or the {{wuxia}}-influenced ''The Musketeer'' from 2000.
** Really, the only serious problem the film has is that is shows Louis XIII living in Versailles, when it was actually Louis XIV who converted it from a hunting lodge to a sprawling palace.
*** Or, you know, ''the goddamn airships''.
* EvilIsSexy: Milady de Winter.
* GeniusBonus: Or rather Reader Bonus. Luke Evans (Aramis) bears a resemblance to Orlando Bloom (the Duke of Buckingham). In the book, when D'Artagnan first sees the Duke he notes his resemblance to Aramis.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The movie was a flop in the US but has been quite successful overseas (even managing to be of the year's biggest films in Germany and Japan).
* SoOkayItsAverage: The splendid visuals and some solid performances and action scenes are undercut by the rest of the film.
* TaintedByThePreview: People were sceptical if this film was going to be any good with the previews... especially with the airship.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Yet, with its alright cast and production values, the film might have been better as a straightforward adaptation, with no airships -- considering that the last Musketeer movie to hit theaters while including the stolen jewels subplot was the [[Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973 Richard Lester version from 1973-74]]. On the other hand, RuleOfCool.
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency?: Creator/OrlandoBloom is in this, but he's ''not'' playing D'Artagnan? Bwa?
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