PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Romance
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
The so called "Ring of fire" crows nest with its 31 cannons was built as a fully working version out of a mass of wood in only fourteen days by a German company called 'pyro.labs berlin'. It is on display in the Babelsberg movie studio film park.
King Louis XIII of France:
So, madam, what of Buckingham?
Milady de Winter: Majesty?
King Louis XIII of France: Well, what's he wearing these days?
Milady de Winter: Green, your Majesty.
King Louis XIII of France: Hmm. Very interesting.
King Louis XIII of France: And you had the gall to recommend blue? Of course it should be green. Why am I surrounded by incompetent idiots? Green, green, ...
For clarification, some swords were known as "thrust and cut" weapons. However, the swords used in the film, with the exception of Porthos, are designed purely for thrusting. The sharpened edges on the blades that appear in certain scenes were designed historically to help the blade get through tough material (like leather) during the thrust. These facts result in some rather direct mistakes in sword play in the film. In particular, the final duel between Rochefort and D'artagnan shows many errors. For a key example, during this duel Rochefort attempts several times to attack D'artagnan by sweeping his rapier in a downward or sideways ark as if to slash him. In reality, the swords used lack both the weight and rigidity to inflict anymore than a superficial surface wound.
At the end of the movie, the first credits have a dedication,"For Bernd", referencing Bernd Eichinger, who died in January of 2011. He was producer of 4 of the Resident Evil films, also directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
€354,129 (Austria) (4 September 2011)
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