YMMV / The Three Musketeers (2011)

  • Awesome Music: Whatever else about the film, Paul Haslinger's score is a thing of beauty.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: The Musketeers fighting forty soldiers is easily the high point of the movie. The elements are terrific (Porthos using anything at hand, Athos slamming through ten guys without breaking stride) and the fantastic musical score just makes it all the better.
  • Evil is Sexy: Milady de Winter.
  • Genius Bonus: 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.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: 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).
  • So Okay, It's Average: The splendid visuals and some solid performances and action scenes are undercut by the rest of the film.
  • Tainted by the Preview: People were sceptical if this film was going to be any good with the previews... especially with the airship.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: 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 Richard Lester version from 1973-74. On the other hand, Rule of Cool.
  • What The Hell, Casting Agency?: Orlando Bloom is in this, but he's not playing D'Artagnan. To be fair he's rather too old to play D'Artagnan in an adaption of the first novel (when the character is very young) and as mentioned above he does get to do a Playing Against Type as the evil Buckingham.