Movie Review: The Three Musketeers (1993)
This movie is a must-see for the classic Disney movie fanatic. If you’ve ever seen The Scarlett Pimpernel or Man in the Iron Mask, you’ll want to watch this. Young D’Artagnan travels to Paris, France to join the legendary King’s Musketeers only to find that they’ve been disbanded in favor of the Cardinal’s Guards. The evil Cardinal Richelieu has a plan to take over control for France from the young king and his new queen. The only men brave enough to stand against him are the last three Musketeers; Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Along with the young D’Artagnon, they race against time and every bounty-hunter in France to save the king and all of France from the Cardinal.
Though the plotline is very serious, every scene is tinged with humor, snarky lines, and intense sword fights. The characters are kept interesting through character archs and personality. Dartanion seeks revenge on the man who killed his father. Athos mourns the loss of his true love. Porthos remains enthusiastic no matter the situation. Aramis hopes to restore the purity of religious leadership in France. The young queen wishes she could eliminate the awkwardness from her relationship with the king whilst the king tries to fill the shoes of his father.
I’ve been watching this movie since I was a kid, though some parts of the movie probably aren’t child appropriate. I watch it with my family and we always have a good time. It’s a great movie to watch with the people you enjoy being around. I highly recommend it.