Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Three Musketeers vs. The Three Musketeers

Since I read The Three Musketeers for the Classics Circuit a few months ago, I decided to try out one of the movie versions. I knew going in the Disney version probably wasn't going to be the best. But with Keifer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt, and Chris O'Donnell, how could it not be awesome. :) Well, it was definitely entertaining. Especially Chris O'Donnell's hair. That hair sort of stole the show. And then Keifer and Charlie had '80s hockey hair. And of course the whole book was compressed into not even two hours of action. Milady ended up being saved and a lot of other things were changed from the book as well. It's definitely not the movie version to see to get the whole story or to try to pass an English test without reading the book. But for some reason, I still sort of enjoyed it. I realize that probably means there's something wrong with me, but it was fun as long as you didn't focus on the fact that it should be good. And there's the awesome song performed by Bryan Adams, Sting, and Rod Stewart, forming their own set of three musketeers to perform the awesomeness that is "All for Love". It's totally not my normal musical fare, but it's cheesiness cracks me up and again, I some how enjoy it.

This is book/movie number one for the Read the Book, See the Movie challenge hosted by C.B. at Ready When You Are, C.B. I'm participating in.


  1. The 1970s version with Richard Chamberlain and Michael York was just rerelased on DVD -- I remember it as being wonderful, but of course I was just a child, it might be really cheesey actually. But worth getting from Netflix if you're interested.

  2. Thanks! I'll check it out. I'm sure it's much better than this version at any rate, although as I mentioned I still manage to enjoy it for what is was.

  3. I couldn't handle it. I checked this out the week I finished the book and didn't make it through more than 20 minutes. The American accent just turned me off from the beginning and it was obviously nothing like the book. Not that I liked the book a whole lot but I did enjoy that humor, I think more than this Disney movie.

    I'm just not a fan of movies, I think. I'd always rather read the book...

  4. Rebecca - I definitely understand not being able to handle it! I think I just in the right mood for something horribly cheesy. Most people think it's just plain horrible, I see that. It just caught me at the right time I guess.