Alexandre Dumas’s classic novel The Three Musketeers is many things. It is a historical novel set in pre-revolutionary France. It is the story of a young man leaving his comfortable home for adventure. It is also the story of three soldiers who are fighting for king and country against a corrupt and greedy government.
It has translated to the silver screen many times over the years. The 1993 adaptation starred Charlie Sheen (Aramis), Kiefer Sutherland (Athos), Oliver Platt (Porthos) and Chris O’Donnell as D’Artagnan, the young hot head who leads the reader into the world of Musketeers. When Cardinal Richelieu (Tim Curry) disbands the Musketeers, most of the men return to their lives and their families. But Aramis, Athos and Porthos suspect that something is not right. To protect king and country, they must band with D’Artagnan together before the Cardinal’s devious plan is completed.
This is the type of movie that is just plain fun. Keeping close to the novel, it has everything. History, action, adventure, romance and a compelling story. And of course, what early 90’s film is incomplete until it has a Bryan Adams song attached to it?
I recommend it.