The Three Musketeers (2011)

Posted at October 28, 2011

Today work took everyone to the theatre to watch the new version of The Three Musketeers. I really enjoyed it! It wasn’t great — 2D characters, random accents — but I was entertained pretty much the entire way through. Awesome locales (Venis! Paris!), sword fights, crazy steampunk weaponry and gadgets… what else do you need? And it doesn’t help that I’m a sucker for Milla Jovovich…

Also: I think I figured out why 3D generally sucks. Before the film was a trailer for the 3D-converted Star Wars movies. If you think about it, there are two different 3D effects: images that appear in front of the screen, and images that appear deep within the screen. The Star Wars clips did the former, which totally makes sense — because you can’t reveal any additional background (without digitally inserting new background, anyway), popping out is the only way you can go. But the Three Musketeers was filmed in 3D, and most of the elements were deep in the frame. And that’s actually pretty easy to watch, relatively subtle, and it makes long shots look incredibly awesome.

Anyway, 3D is no longer a dirty word. “Upconverted” is. Boo, George Lucas!


Jonathan Laird Pulesanderu: The acting throughout the film was fairly solid and the pace generally lacked any really slow or boring points.

[admin comment: Removed the URL, possible linkspam site and I can’t read Russian so I dunno.]