Lively writing and direction and colorful performances make this umpteenth filming of Alexandre Dumas' durable adventure an entertaining, if less than authentic, spectacle.
In pre-revolutionary France, young, idealistic D'Artagnan (Chris O'Donnell) sets out to follow in his father's footsteps by joining the King's elite guard, the Musketeers, in Paris. Meanwhile, the scheming Cardinal Richelieu (Tim Curry) has ordered the disbanding of the corps as part of his plan
to assassinate young King Louis (Hugh O'Conor). Richelieu's aim is to take over the throne, as well as the King's place in the bed of his beautiful new bride (Gabrielle Anwar, who appeared opposite ...