The Four Musketeers
release year:1973 genre:comedy/adventure viewing setting:home DVD, 6/11/99 what I expected:more of the same stuff as in the first movie what I got:the same stuff, maybe a little more grim this time
synopsis:In this direct continuation of The Three Musketeers, our heroes must defend themselves against the machinations of the Countess De Winter.
impressions:While light-hearted like the first movie (they were filmed simultaneously) this one had some darker moments...murders, executions, and so forth. It also had funny parts, such as the bet made during a battle where the musketeers wager that they can go take a building and then eat breakfast in it. Still, overall it was slow and you really had to listen to pick up on everything.
acting:Same as before, though again it was Oliver Reed who was the funniest. The others were almost forgettable.
final word:slightly less entertaining sequel
back to the main reviews page