The Three Musketeers Blu-ray review

Paul W.S. Anderson updates the Alexandre Dumas novel
by Matthew Price Published: April 13, 2012

When young swordsman D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) wants to join the crew, they all run afoul of Richileu's agent Rochefort (Mads Mikkelsen) and his men. Richelieu is secretly plotting against the king, and eventually it's up to the Musketeers to suss out the plot and save the day.

The film visually owes something to “Pirates of the Caribbean,” from which it also borrowed co-star Orlando Bloom, here perhaps miscast as the villainous Buckingham. The film's not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon for those seeking a B-movie; and it does improve on the 1993 version of “The Three Musketeers.” But the best adaptation of the Dumas story is still 1973's “The Three Musketeers,” directed by Richard Lester, and its 1974 follow-up, “The Four Musketeers.”

The Blu-ray is a great technical presentation of the film that allows viewers to appreciate the slick visuals. The audio quality is also strong.

— Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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