The Three Musketeers
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: The young D’Artagnan joins the ageing Musketeers and attempt to foil a plot to overthrow King Louis XIII of France.
Brigette: The Musketeers must foil an evil plot to overthrow the Louis XIII.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: D’Artagnan’s father because he understood how to send his son out into the real world.
Brigette: D’Artagnan because he was pure of heart.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Richelieu because of his underhanded plot.
Brigette: Rochefort because he was cruel and simply followed orders.
How was the casting?
Pete: Had some top notch actors but it left me feeling like most of them failed to deliver. I felt like some of them were a bit too casual as far as their performance went.
Brigette: The casting of each individual was brilliant, but together, the cast just didn’t work.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It grabbed me immediately but then it slacked off a bit and became slightly tedious.
Brigette: The very start was action-packed and then it quickly became boring.
Pete: “Get into trouble. Make mistakes. Fight, love, live. And remember, always, you’re a Gascon and our son. Now go. Go!” – D’Artagnan’s father to his son
Brigette: “Yeah…I assume this is the part where I am supposed to laugh maniacally and regale your majesty with the details of some diabolical plot. However, I regret to inform your majesty, that I have no idea what you’re talking about.” – Richelieu
What would you change?
Pete: I’d definitely shorten the run time down to about 100 minutes.
How was the soundtrack?
Pete: The only part I remember was the dance between the King and Queen (which was good) and the closing credits song (which was terrible).
Brigette: Paul Haslinger created a beautiful score which you can listen to on YouTube. However, the feel of the film was much better reflected in the oddly chosen end credits song “When We Were Young” by Take That.
How was the ending?
Pete: Predictable and annoying in the fact it played out that there was to be a sequel.
Brigette: A complete set-up for a sequel.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Love over country.
Brigette: Be very careful who you put your trust in.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Only true hardcore fans of musketeer movies.
Brigette: People who like their films to look pretty but not deliver much in terms of content.
Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Les Trois Mousquetaires’ Grand Cuvée Porter Baltique
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
The Bridge Houses
Why do you think this story has been told so many times on the big screen?