June 28, 2011


Transformers 3: Blowin’ Up Chicago arrives on screens tomorrow so the taste for trashy blockbusters is in the air. The good news is that there are more ridiculous action movies on the way after Michael Bay’s latest ode to slow motion explosions. Today a fresh new trailer for Paul W.S. Anderson’s glossy The Three Musketeers update has arrived online in all its overblown glory. It’s not often that you get to see a trailer that proudly claims to be based on “the classic novel from Alexandre Dumas” only to seconds later show flying ships suspended by hot air balloons that I don’t recall being in the book. Fan of the series or not, this is one of those trailers that you kind of have to see in a “you’re not going to believe this shit” kind of way.

Hit jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Mads Mikkelson, Gabriella Wilde, Juno Temple, Orlando Bloom, and Christoph Waltz.  The Three Musketeers opens October 14th.

Here’s the new trailer:

So there you have it. Finally the world will get to see a version of The Three Musketeers with the flamethrowers that Dumas always intended. It looks ridiculous, but ridiculous spectacle is what Paul WS Anderson (Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil) is all about. The guy has once again snuck in an ass-kicking action role for his wife Milla Jovovich and while it’s always fun to watch her do some damage onscreen, it’s a shame that’s all she ever gets to do. When given the chance she always proves to be a strong actress, but she rarely gets that chance. Orlando Bloom also seems to be involved, just in case you were worried that you’d never have to see him again. Nope, fear not. He’s back.

The movie looks undeniably silly, but it’s also openly fluff and not really worth getting riled up about. This is a movie for kids who primarily think of The Three Musketeers as a candy bar. I’m sure flying ships sound pretty great to a 10-year old and at least the rest of us still have the fantastic Richard Lester-directed Three Musketeers movies from the 70s to enjoy. We may as well just let the kids have their fun I suppose.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Three Musketeers:

The hot-headed young D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas’ story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). The action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D.



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  • kendrell

    This just looks sad…

    • Fedora

      Couldn’t agree more! i was looking forward to this, thinking it was gonna be an epic historical swashbuckler type like the brilliant 70s Oliver read films.

      This looks ridiculous throwawy junk. If i wanted to see mortal combat style fighting, i would not pick 3 musketeers film.

      Whats next? abraham lincoln vampire hunter? lol…. oh wait! :-O

      Did nobody learn that Churchill the hollywood years was a bad idea?

  • Chaster

    Alexandre Dumas must be spinning his grave! Seriously, this looks pretty disrespectful.

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  • Irish

    C’mon… Anderson had to tweak it to make the story his own. By the looks of it, this is swashbuckling adventure + steampunk.
    This is where I would want to be if I wanted to escape the real world for a while.
    Stop with the hating.

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  • LAME

    Do you guys at Collider have an editor?

  • Al

    This looks pretty decent, Idk why you guys think its so bad.

  • Old Soldier

    I KNEW the Three Musketeers and your sirs are no Musketeers!

  • BPSwanky

    Get over yourselves. It is a REMAKE. Three Musketeers has been made and remade so many times that you really do have to up the stakes a bit. Take the classic characters and put them in a slightly different world, perhaps? It’s almost steampunk…and we all know how hard you geeks get for steampunk. Everybody is always complaining that there isn’t enough imagination in Hollywood these days, yet you are so fast to quash any attempts at something different. I, for one, am excited to see how Athos, Porthos, Aramus, and d’Artagnan fair in this new and dangerous world.

    • Old Soldier

      This is not a REMAKE, this a REBOOT. “If it aint broke, don’t fix it.” What’s your favorite movie? Let’s say Rocky. We’ll have Rocky be a kick boxer instead, have him travel by balloon, and before Apollo Creed beats him we’ll have a chick slide into the ring and save him guns blazing. The stakes are upped and yes, this REBOOT will suck too.

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  • Alex-mansy

    This looks awesome.

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  • Terry

    Looks like a fucking vanity project. Meh.
    Milla is in it to give it that Resident Evil kick. Fucking stupid.
    Ray Stevenson comes across is a lard ass and the young dude they recruit is just out of place to me.

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  • Morgan

    It’s pretty much impossible for Hollywood to make a movie nowadays that is EXACTLY like the books or previous films. Personally, I can’t wait to see Logan Lerman in it :)

  • Beef

    This movie looks unreal. So excited to see it. Here’s the Canadian trailer:

  • Justin

    Beef, I agree with you. Looks fantastic. Thanks for the Canadian trailer!