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DVD Reviews: The Musketeer

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Reviewed by Lindsay Stevenson
Review Date: 19 March 2003
Distributed by:
Magna Pacific
Running Time: 104 Minutes

The Musketeer is another interpretation of the Alexandre Dumas classic, coupled with the special effects available to today’s movie makers.  This film combines a retelling of the classic, with action of an eastern feel.

The Choreographer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon worked on this film also and it shows…I have to admit, the first fight scene in the movie almost lost me with its unrealistic action this style of choreographing being unexpected. 

Once I settled in I found the story to be nothing that I couldn’t find in many other films.  The interpretation wasn’t that different to others and the difficulty I found in seeing the effects couldn’t make save this film from being rather run of the mill.  The movie is fairly dark, and whilst true to the day, took away somewhat from the action making it tough to follow just how amazing they were. 

It stars Justin Chambers as D’ Artagnan, Mena Suvari (Loser, American Beauty) as Francesca, the Queens maid and Tim Roth as Febre The Man in Black,  the villain.

The extras include subtitles, The making of The Musketeer, Director and Cast interviews

The interviews appeared to be snippets of larger interviews and didn’t say much and The Making was really like an extended trailer with commentary and not the detail I would expect with such visual effects in a movie.

The Musketeer Features

  • Director and Cast Interviews
  • Making the Stunts
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the hard of hearing


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