Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers Trailer

Looking forward to a new swashbuckling action-adventure film that isn’t a Pirates of the Caribbean movie? Me too. Unfortunately, this one is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, so I don’t have particularly high hopes for it. Yes, we’ve seen The Three Musketeers story on screen a million times before, but this is the first time it has been done in 3-D. While that might sound intriguing, what it actually translates to is a lot of fake-looking CG swords flying out of the screen and into your face.

I do like the cast for the most part. The Musketeers themselves are played by Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans and Matthew Macfadyen, with Logan Lerman playing young D’Artagnan. Mads Mikkelsen, Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom and Milla Jovovich also have supporting roles. What I’m not so thrilled about is seeing the same tired bullet time action sequences transplanted from the Resident Evil series to a period setting instead. What do you think, is this headed for disaster or could it actually be good? The Three Musketeers hits theatres on October 14th; check out the first trailer in HD over at Apple.com or watch an embedded version after the jump.



  • FYI Hollywood: Saying that your movie was “shot in 3D” is no longer a selling point. I’m not even sure it ever was.

  • Niklas

    could be fun but I feel like I’ve seen it all before

  • The 3D Musketeers?

  • MGL

    sarcastic comment loading… ???????????? 95%

  • Chris

    Horrendous….

  • Dave

    Because of Avatar, they think saying “Shot in 3D” is the selling point. It just makes me roll my eyes even harder. Their starting to hurt a bit with all these new trailers.

  • Kasper

    Big dissapointment. I was expecting more than just a Resident Evil put into a period setting. Yuck.

  • Marcus Mallard

    Gross. A poor attempt at Steampunk in a time period where it has no relevance. Awesome. You win again, unoriginality!

  • Steve Kasan

    he’s using the same gimmicks he used in Afterlife!!! The sliding move Ali Larter does Milla is doing the same thing, and in SLOW_MOTION!