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YMMV: The Three Musketeers (2011)
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: The Three Musketeers with airships. The Three Musketeers directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.
  • Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch: Most of the people who say the movie has nothing in common with 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 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.
  • 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? Bwa?

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