Dirigibles and Musketeers!

Apparently I think way too much about movies I am likely not to be able to see until they come out on DVD. So here I am again, talking film (I did not go see Conan after all–early reviews made it look excruciatingly bad, not excruciatingly bad-fun, so we went to see Crazy, Stupid Love, and I do not regret it).

And except for D’Artagnan’s unfortunate hair, everything in this trailer makes it look like the film–due out in theaters in October–is fun.

Plus the actors! Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Mads Mikkelsen (swoon!), Christoph Waitz, Luke Evans, and Orlando Bloom–there’s a whole lotta fun stuff and good acting to look at there.

And it’s well-documented I love mash-ups, so the steampunk aspect of this is also intriguing. I have to admit to having seen the Michael York Three Muskeeteers at least twenty times growing up (and read the book likely more than that), so I am happy to have new life breathed into something I know, and love, so well.

So–does this look fun? Or lame? Or possibly both?

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11 Responses to Dirigibles and Musketeers!

  1. I’m really looking forward to this, if only to take the bad taste out of my mouth of the version with Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, and Chris O’Donnell that came out in the 1980’s.

  2. Oh, there is nothing lame about this movie! What great fun! Can’t wait to see it. Orlando Bloom as a villain? Oh, yes!

    Matthew MacFayden! I love his voice, his expressions.

    I did see Conan. Though there were a few laughable moments of disbelief, the movie was great fun! Jason Mamoa really embodies the Conan spirit. But what steals the movie is the young Conan, Leo Howard. The boy’s expressions, everything about his movements, prove this young man is the embodiment of Conan. This young actor is going to be BIG!

  3. Maria says:

    This is the first trailer I’ve seen for this film…looks fantastic! Thanks so much…and Orlando as a villain is inspired.

  4. Isobel Carr says:

    I have to vote for both. It’s either going to be a blast, or it’s going to stink. That said, it’s a rental at best IMO.

  5. I have to agree with Elizabeth. I have hope this one will erase the memory of the 1980’s version. The acting talent is there. We will see if they live up to their potential. And so much depends on the script as well!

    I do have a deep fondness for the novel and have yet to see a film that does it justice!

  6. I think it looks like great fun!! can’t wait what with O. Bloom as the villian!!

  7. Jane George says:

    Looks like a fun popcorn muncher, for sure.

  8. So who else remembers the wonderful Dick Lester version with Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, and Michael York? I think this is going to special fx and no substance, sadly.

  9. librarypat says:

    Oh, my. I had not heard of this film. It looks like great fun and not to be taken the least bit seriously. Obviously the special effects will be one of the biggest stars.
    It certainly isn’t a classic rendition like the 1973 movie with Heston, Reed, Chamberline, York, Lee, and Finlay. But hopefully will be good for an evening of popcorn and enjoyment.

  10. Judy says:

    You mean Michael York isn’t really a Musketeer? Say it isn’t so! York will always be a Musketeer to me. But this does look like fun.

    As a fun side note, the State Farm commercial that starts the clip features The Whip Master. He performs at our local Ren Faire, every year. It’s impressive.

  11. Diane Gaston says:

    Oliver Reed, sigh! LOVED that version.
    Ray Stephenson, also sigh!

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