Jenn Says -
This movie has been retold in many ways. There’s even a Disney version, but I’ll let Mel’s talk about that one. The "Three Musketeers" movie I want to talk about is the newer one. Yes, it’s way different from the others, but that doesn’t make it any less good than its predecessors.
Actually, I think the Disney version is lighter and this I would say is darker for a newer and maybe older generation. The story is basically the same any way you go. A Young man named D'artagnan wants to join the King’s Guards known as the Three Musketeers, not realizing that the King's head cardinal and advisor had disbanded them for his own nefarious purposes. Entering Paris, D'artagnan comes across and angers three different men, challenging them to a dual. He only realizes afterwards that these three men are Porthos, Athos, and Aramis, three men that are part of the very guards he wants to join.
So together can they stop the cardinal from overthrowing and killing the king. Well, you’ll just have to watch and find out. Now, if you like lighter versions of movies then definitely check out the Disney version of "The Three Musketeers", but with that I’ll let Mel’s tell you more about that. Take it away Mel’s.
Melanie Says -
So Jenn isn't wrong! The Disney 1993 version of The Three Musketeers, is by far my favorite incarnation of a tale that has been told on numerous occasions. I do remember when I first watched it I was still going through my "Kiefer Sutherland" phase, so I am sure that had something to do with it, but seriously, this whole case is amazing. I mean you have Tim Curry as the Cardinal which absolutely tips it to the top for me, and then of course the "All For One" song - that I played ON REPEAT! Sting, Bryan Adams, and Rod Stewart teamed up to make this power ballad that topped the charts pretty much everywhere! (Video below)
That being said, I also want to give a shout out to what I feel is an often overlooked version, because it is a TV Show rather than a movie, and that's the BBC Drama The Musketeers. It ran for 3 seasons (all of which are currently streaming with a prime membership in the US), and again has a plethora of stars making up the cast. The Cardinal in this one is played by none other than the 12th Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi. Filming Doctor Who sadly conflicted with obligations to the Musketeer show and so he is only in season one, with a new villain entering in season two played by Marc Warren. This does deviate quite substantially from the traditional story but for me it doesn't lose any of its appeal.
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