THE MUSKETEER (Theatrical Release USA 2001)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 0.7|5.0 Stars

The Musketeer—a walkout movie—serves entertainment that makes one think: camera men are inexperienced and have not fully developed their craft, choreographer needs to work as an understudy to understand basic placement to enhance actors and the story they need to portray, and actors who may need to act in supporting roles for a while to move from unprofessional to professional. From beginning to end, the movie, unfortunately, dooms itself to failure. Director Peter Hyams' attempt to direct the final fight scene becomes laughably sad.

Storyline

D’Artagnan (Justin Chambers) witnesses the murder of his father and waits until he is an adult to take revenge.

Additional Thanks

Thanks to Director Peter Hyams for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Rudy Cohen, Mark Damon, Frank Hübner, Romain Schroeder, and Steven Paul for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: The Queen (Catherine Deneuve), Francesca Bonacieux (Mena Suvari), Cardinal Richelieu (Stephen Rea), Febre the Man in Black (Tim Roth), Bonacieux (Bill Treacher), King Louis XIII (Daniel Mesguich), Rochefort, and Richelieu Henchman (David Schofield).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The movie comes off as a first effort in every department—almost as if it is a school project rather than a theater release film.

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