What do you mean the original novel didn’t have airships?

by wfgodbold

Paul W.S. Anderson’s vision of Dumas’s seminal work, The Three Musketeers, takes a few liberties with the source material.

The director of such classic films as Mortal Kombat, all four of the Resident Evil films, Soldier, Alien vs. Predator, and the remake of Death Race, Anderson brings his own … distinctive approach to the much-adapted novel.

It’s not going to win critical acclaim, but it does keep the action just shy of unbelievable; if you liked any of the above films, you’d probably enjoy his take on D’Artagnan and company, and their struggles against Richelieu (portrayed by Cristoph Waltz) and Milady de Winter (Milla Jovovich).

It was an excellent excuse to turn my brain off and enjoy the show.

And besides, it has airships! Everyone likes airships!

I bet if he’d thought of it, Dumas would have included them in the original…

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2 Comments to “What do you mean the original novel didn’t have airships?”

  1. I wanted big and ludicrous and silly, with swords and airships. That’s pretty much what I got. Still, I’m not surprised one bit that just about everybody hates this film. Good review. Check out mine when you get a chance.

  2. With a name like that attached to the movie, what did people seriously expect going into it?

    In retrospect, I probably should have gone to see this, rather than In Time…

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