• Audio/visual unsynchronised

    In the final scene where the Kings' guards form up to shoot the musketeers and Philippe, the click of cocked hammers is heard. However, the guards are using matchlocks, which are correct for the period, but they cannot make that sound. They would make no sound at all until fired.

  • Continuity

    Near the end of the movie when the musketeers fire upon the charging five, we see a giant cloud of billowing smoke from the guns. But the room is enclosed and there is no way for the smoke to dissipate quickly. But when Louis attempts to stab his brother, there is no smoke at all.

  • Continuity

    The rose appears to jump between the Queen's hand and D'Artagnan's grave between shots.

  • Continuity

    At D'Artagnan's grave, the dirt around the gravestone changes amount and direction.

  • Continuity

    At D'Artagnan's grave, Queen Anne's veil switches from covering her face to leaving her face uncovered.

  • Factual errors

    The closing narration says that King Louis XIV gave his country and subjects peace, good food and prosperity. This is not accurate: the reign of the Sun King began with a splendorous and hopeful "honeymoon" for the nation, but was then marred by many wars (first with the Netherlands, later with England), bankruptcy due to the massive costs of building and maintaining the Palace of Versailles, high taxes and popular uprisings over wartime food rationing. In the last years of his life, Louis XIV ruled over an impoverished, defeated and demoralized kingdom. In fact, the scandalous lifestyle of this king and his successors (XV and XVI) were the main catalyst of the French Revolution. In France, Louis XIV fashions and designs have remained popular, but the man himself is usually regarded very negatively.