Things I Like: The Three Musketeers (1993 Film)

The Three Musketeers 1993 Disney movie poster Tim Curry Chris O'Donnell Kiefer Sutherland Charlie Sheen Oliver Platt Rebecca De Mornay

I don’t keep up with classical literature like I should. For many years, the only Three Musketeers I knew well was the candy bar. I saw the 2011 movie years ago, and while it had some merits, it was just okay and I hear MUCH different than the novel. I recently heard of the 1993 movie which was made by Disney and checked it out on Disney+ yesterday.

Chris O'Donnell The Three Musketeers 1993 Disney movie

The story follows D’Artagnan, a young Frenchman who wants to be a musketeer, as his father served King Henry IV of France until their mutual deaths.

Tim Curry The Three Musketeers 1993 Disney movie

Unluckily for him, Cardinal Richelieu has poisoned King Louis XIII’s confidence and is basically the ruler of France, without the title. He replaces the musketeers with his own personal Catholic guard, a very unpopular move for everyone not paid by Richelieu.

Kiefer Sutherland The Three Musketeers 1993 Disney movie

D’Artagnan meets Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. The three most skilled musketeers, who are extremely furious that they can no longer protect the king, officially. But when they learn the Bourbon monarch is in danger from Cardinal Richelieu himself, they fight all for one and one for all.

The Three Musketeers 1993 Disney movie Tim Curry

I will say I did enjoy seeing a bunch of famous stars in the movie. And it has Tim Curry! Far from his Magnum Opus, but still enjoyable.

The Three Musketeers 1993 Disney movie Rebecca De Mornay

I also thought they did Milady de Winter better than the 2011 version. She was an impressive antagonist.

Oliver Platt Charlie Sheen The Three Musketeers 1993 Disney movie

It may be a simplified version of the novel, and doesn’t take itself seriously enough at times, but it’s a good, honest, and fun movie. Critics hated this one back in the day, but I softly disagree.

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