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hope you enjoyed it as much as i

El Jefe

Good for Oliver. I got a copy from Norton when it came out, back when I used to do some contract work for them, and still enjoy rereading it every couple of years. As for the Musketeers, it seems a shame that it has less to do with the novels than those beloved classics the Michael York/Oliver Reed/Charlton Heston/etc. movies. Because this is the best casting since then. Ray Stevenson as Porthos? Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort? Logan Lerman as an accurately-aged D'Artagnan? Matthew MacFayden as Athos? Mila Jovovich as Milady? Christoph freaking Waltz as Richelieu, the cold-blooded villain who's not quite a villain because he's cold-bloodedly building a working national state in place of the romanticized feudal slaughterhouse the musketeers defend? You could've made a Musketeers for the ages with that bunch instead of an erratically-steampunked CGI mess. Which is what the trailers look like.

El Jefe

And of course, Mikkelsen's alraedy played a more fully realized Rochefort on Game of Thrones, and Stevenson a first-class Porthos on Rome. So we know they're good for it. Sigh ....


I've been dismayed to see the trailers of the Matrix-Musketeers. The Lester films in the 70s are quite good overall, and it would have been nice to see a good new version.

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