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.
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.
Maybe during his Pirates days but he's a little too old now, since he's now in his thirties while D'Artagnan is a youth in the book.note Though that didn't stop Michael York who was also in his thirties when he played the role in the 1970s films. By comparison, Lerman is teenage and Chris O'Donnell in the 1993 film was in his twenties.