They don't write books like The Three Musketeers
anymore, so filmmakers just keep plundering the narrative riches of Alexander Dumas's 1844 adventure classic. Unfortunately, this lite version doesn't do the source material justice: It's harmless enough, and features energetic action sequences choreographed by Hong Kong wire-work specialist Xin-Xin Xiong. But the novelty value of seeing 17th-century French swordsmen fight like Chinese martial artists doesn't compensate for the film's generally wooden performances and clichéd dialogue. As a child, country boy D'Artagnan witnesses the murder of his mother and father, a retired musketeer, by the villainous Fe...