Matthew Macfayden. . . yum. (Mr. Darcy. Tight crotched pants, muscular thighs, walking through the mist.) Yep, it looks awful, you're right. And I'll probably still see it.
Mr. Darcy yumminess indeed. I'm feeling a P&P watching coming on.
I still fail to see how you can make a Three Musketeers movie of any kind without casting D'Artagnan properly.
Milady is swan diving from chateaus! I....don't know why, but she's swan diving from chateaus! So that may help me ignore the bad acting of D'Artagnan. May.
M'lady is swan diving because she is Milla. It's required.
The D'Artagnan casting is scary, no doubt.
2011-07-07 12:31 pm (UTC)
Love Milla Jovovich, love Matthew Macfadyen, love Orlando Bloom.
Could be a completely crap film, but it's an AAB and I think I may make the effort to see it!
I just reread this. I don't think I recognized a single scene in the trailer.
??? As in not recognizing a scene from the book?
I love Orlando Bloom in spite of myself. However, this movie has been made and made and MADE. The last most horrible version I can think of had (shudder!) Keiffer Sutherland in it. And OMG, Leo DiCaprio was in one of them too.
And I don't think *I* recognized a single scene in the trailer,either.
I loved the book. But I confessed, somewhat ashamedly, that I will probably see this.
DiCaprio was in The Man in the Iron Mask.
And he was atrocious.
I can tell that someone's been playing way, way too much Assassin's Creed 2.
LOL! You're absolutely right!
To be fair air balloons were an 18th century thing, so that's only a century out if you really squint :)
That looks amazing! Granted I was there when I saw Ray Stevenson with a sword.
For certain values of amazing, yes. As long as one doesn't actually compare it to any book by Dumas. ;-)
Dangit! Bloom as a baddie. I don't know if I"m ready for that. And whoever that guy is that's doing the music these days must be draggin' in the big bucks! From the soundtrack alone I half-expected Depp to swing across the bounding main.
I'd love to see Depp and Waltz in something together. I absolutely ADORE Waltz, and he doesn't get enough opportunity to be funny.
The weird thing is that in the books Buckingham and Richelieu are sworn enemies, so I'm not quite sure how they are ending up on the same side.
"Loosely based on characters by Dumas" should be the title, but it's not very catchy.
My reactions to most of the trailer: Wait, What?
It doesn't look like it's going to be historically accurate, accurate to the plot of the book, or accurate to the laws of physics. But this trailer has made me want to see this movie. It's going to be fun, isn't it?
That's my reaction as well: forget everything that you know about the Musketeers and go for it.
Except that the kid playing D'Artagnan looks and sounds dreadful in the role. That's the part that will be painful.
I'm going to see that.
I'm going to see that drunk, but I'm going to see that.
It will make an excellent drinking game movie, I suspect.
Shamefully I think I may actually make this one of the few movies I go to see this year.
I hope Dumas turning over in his grave forgives me.
Dumas would probably love it. I'm simply amused.
I think Milla's character is supposed to be the ninja. A steampunk ninja.
I have the sneaking suspicion that someone wrote a really amazing Pirates verses Ninjas steampunk play, and some studio exec went "That sounds great! Lets throw in a couple of extra plot points here, here, here, aaaaaaaaaaaand..... this whole thing over here. Then we can call it The Three Musketeers!"
That sounds very plausible. I'm still going to have fun with it.