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.