The Three Musketeers Reviews
The characters... the director gets the characters right and follows the story with all the character high points. The king is immature- but human- not a characters.
The swordplay and stuntwork is creative.
I felt the director had actually read the story unlike the disney efforts. And I think the director had watched the Michael York version. The french court felt the same. Opulant, crazy wealthy- (little bits like servants unrolling a red carpet ahead of the king while he's out for a stroll in the garden).
Rochefort, the Cardinal, were solid tho Rochefort was much more dishonorable.
Athos was suitably athoslike, Aramis was even better, but I adored this Portos. Proud, vain, immensely strong.
Planchett was an interesting note tho. He was treated right but rang false for the first half of the movie but over time he won me over. He was the same Planchett I'd seen in the York musketeers.
The only character I found different was Buckingham. But I simply adored his fashion battle with the King.
I still prefer the York 3 and 4 musketeers but I quite liked this one too.
Go in expecting the three musketeers plus steam punk and you'll be delighted.