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Yet another Musketeer movie
« on: July 07, 2011, 08:41:56 PM »
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810175478/video/25856814

I know I should hate this.  Yet. Yet.  Okay.  The trailer shows lots of Kung Fu movie influences on the action scenes, there are all the familiar faces recast to make things complicated, and there are steampunk influences (flying ships?  Derrigables?  Really?).  It is a formulaic accounting of what is hot in the fantasy set.   Yet. Yet.

The actions scenes look good. Unlike The Musketeer, which was just a showcase for the actor's talents, these actually look great. Swordfighting/ fencing that actually follows Italian and French traditions.  Sets and Scenery, properly lavish.  The acting seems a bit above the norm for this sort of thing.  I do like some odd Steampunk. 

Okay. I want to see it.   I need to see it.  I probably need to see it opening weekend, because it won't appeal to enough people fast enough to have much staying power.  Probably will own the DVD someday, no matter how bad it is - because even if it is just average, then it will still be good enough. 
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Re: Yet another Musketeer movie
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 07:18:59 PM »
Definitely one I have to see as soon as I hits DVD, thanks for the link!
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Re: Yet another Musketeer movie
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 05:58:32 AM »
I enjoyed it much! Timeline for the creation of more dirigibles was a bit surprising and unexplained but the action was great and I don't remember disliking the story either.

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Re: Yet another Musketeer movie
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 06:38:05 PM »
It was a fun re-imagining of the Three Musketeers, although it felt more like the pilot for a tv series then a full on movie. (Not necessarily a bad thing mind you)

I'm expecting a sequel or two if it turns out to be a big enough success, perhaps something to replace the Pirates of the Caribbean series that seems to be winding to a close?
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Re: Yet another Musketeer movie
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 07:29:27 PM »
I'm going to go against the general consensus here and say that I didn't find it to be as good as expected. The steam punk was cool though.

Also, there is no way this will be bigger than PotC. Ever.

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Re: Yet another Musketeer movie
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 08:57:44 PM »
Also, there is no way this will be bigger than PotC. Ever.

Bigger? Aye, not going to happen. Popular enough to churn out a few sequels to milk the ol' cash cow? A definite possibility.  :wink:
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Re: Yet another Musketeer movie
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 03:54:36 AM »
Speaking of milking the dumb general public.

I watched "Haywire" last night. It was way too short, only about 70 minutes screen time and they left it on a cliffhanger. The story itself wasn't too bad. I don't think I'll be watching the possible/probable sequel though.

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Re: Yet another Musketeer movie
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 11:33:36 AM »
I should note in this thread that I did eventually see the movie.  My children nearly demanded we see it. 

It was a fun movie if you took your brain and put it in neutral.  A fun filled romp with some suprising deep characterization (done in very subtle ways).  It they called this movie something else, I think it would of been better. However, if they called it something else... nobody would of cared and seen it.  Oh well. 

Still worth watching across the boad.
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