In a few months we’ll mark the five-year anniversary of the abominable 2011 film The Three Musketeers (or really, no one will notice). That movie was the first attempt since 1993 to attempt to bring the iconic swashbuckling tale to life on the big screen, and it was pretty much undeniably awful. CinemaBlend called it “a dumb film that makes you feel dumb” and frankly it’s hard to imagine a worse criticism for an adventure film.
Thatâ€”plus the fact that the ’93 movie (while charming) had some Disney cheesiness to itâ€”makes it seem as if the Three Musketeers might just not be suited for cinematic adaptation. Then again, there could be another way. We’ve begun to see a lot of TV series being made as a way to extend stories that might feel a little bit cramped or cheapened when crammed into two or three hours for a movie. And the BBC has already done it with the Three Musketeers across the pond, and garnered some decent reviews to boot.
But would a similar series work in the States through, say, HBO or Showtime? Or even Netflix or Amazon? I say yes!
I say that because historical dramas are pretty much all the rage in television right now, and everyone is waiting for the next Game Of Thrones. There’s Black Sails, a hardcore adventure drama set during the age of piracy; there’s Marco Polo, an underrated Netflix series dealing with the iconic titular explorer’s ventures into ancient Asia; there’s Vikings, there’s Rome, there’s Camelot; there’s Turn, and Deadwood, and Penny Dreadful. TV audiences love action and intrigue combined with classic period drama elements, and more and more networks and streaming services are showing a willingness to support the budgets needed to bring these types of settings to life. A Three Musketeers series would fit right into modern television trends.
It’s also worth mentioning that hasty reboots aren’t uncommon, and the disappointment of 2011 still lingers. Five years later, fans of the Three Musketeers might still notice an arcade-style game featuring the characters among the slots and games based on popular entertainment at online gaming platform Gala Bingo. It’s common to see such games released alongside popular movies, and this oneâ€”boasting a clever “prizes for all, and all for prizes!” taglineâ€”is now a mainstream reminder of the 2011 flop. Indeed, $100 million-plus worth of ticket purchasers can still recall how rough the 2011 project was, whether or not they encounter the online game as a reminder. But what happens with movies like that these days? They just try again! We’ll soon see the third Spider-Man franchise since 2002! Daredevil was one of the worst superhero movies ever and now the series do-over is one of Netflix’s hottest properties!
So yeah, this could absolutely happen. But what would the cast look like? That’s half of what we care about in a movie like this, after all, so let’s take a stab at it just for fun.
Athos: Usually portrayed as the moral but tortured one of the bunch, Athos is in some sense the “main” musketeer. In 2011 he was portrayed by the Matthew Mcfadyen, and in 1993 by Kiefer Sutherland. If they tried this again, James McAvoy would be an interesting pick. He’d have to go blonde, but he’s got the right demeanor for Athos (a slightly more crass version of Charles Xavier will do), and if you look back at the Three Musketeers slot game, the blonde one almost looks a bit like McAvoy with blonde hair and a mustache.
Aramis: Aramis is the devout musketeer and is often portrayed as the sharpest, both in action and appearance. In 2011, this was Luke Evans attempting to tank his rising career, and in 1993 it was pre-craziness Charlie Sheen. I’d like to see the role go to Ioan Gruffud. He’s had a few laughable roles over the years, but his Lancelot in 2004’s King Arthur was pretty compelling. That character had more of an Athos attitude, but Gruffud looks the part of Aramis.
Porthos: Typically the big goofy one of the group, Porthos was effectively ruined by Oliver Platt in 1993. While he was overtly silly, Platt was so endearing in the role it’s hard to imagine anyone else doing it very well (including Ray Stevenson, who had the job in 2011). This is a tough one to cast, but Jerome Flynn (Bronn from Game Of Thrones) with a bit of weight gain could be a blast.
D’Artagnan: For some reason there’s a tendency to cast softies in the most important role in this story. Chris O’Donnell was a decent pick in 1993, but Logan Lerman in 2011 was just too much of a kid. If we were to see a series, the interesting pick would be Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He’d fit the traditional character type but add a little bit more of an edge, and as we’ve mentioned, he really gets into his work!
This is all just a pipe dream for the time being, but it also kind of makes a lot of sense. And it might just be the way to bring about a project that people always seem to stay interested in….
Elijah Wood and Daniel Radcliffe starred in some of the biggest movie franchises based on books and that doesn’t seem to be the only thing they have in common. Someone realized that the two of them look very much alike and posted this gif on Imgur. The resemblance is so uncanny that now I don’t know who is who? Do you?
While most celebrities Google themselves, Zac Efron buys the magazines he’s in and reads them. Not only does he read them, he shares Selfies of himself checking himself out. Who says celebs are vain?
Actually, he wanted to let us know that his feature story in Men’s Fitness is a pretty accurate write up about his life.
Joely Fisher shared a photo of herself getting ready for a performance and I can’t believe she is 48. Doesn’t she look amazing for her age or any age in just her underwear and a robe?
Granted genetics plays a big role in her ageing process because her mom Connie Stevens still looks amazing at 77 years young. Two beauties in one photo.
For all of you boys from the ’90s who wanted to see Blossom aka Mayim Bialik share a sexy bathroom Selfie, here it is! Does it make you say whoa?
Since I am girl, I am still waiting for Joey Lawrence to do one.
Lil’ Kim has been changing her face up ever since we can remember and I don’t remember her looking as different as she does now. Except for the birthmark above her lip, there is nothing recognizable about her. The African American rapper now looks like a white Kardashian/Jenner. And that is so not a compliment.
Do you recognize her or are you like who is that woman?
The pressures of hollywood are real! You need to look good every minute of every day incase you get papped. Its hard as we all have our rough days. Horses on the other hand always look flawless, hence why so many celebs are opting for the horse 'look' seen at Chelthenham Races.
Designer Donkey.. I mean horse
Italian stallion Donatella Versace modelled herself on the Versace group owner.
The model smile
Janice Dickenson claims to be the first Supermodel ever! The first supermodel horse that is.
You can laugh all your like but I am loaded
Melanie Griffith shot to fame in Brian De Palma's Body Double in 1994 but we think she was playing a horse long before that.
The high life catches up with you in the end
Mickey Rourke is an American actor, screenwriter and a retired horse, I mean boxer.
Funny how Stallone and Stallion sound so similar… what a Sly guy
And his mum Jackie Still-going
Jackie Stallone's, the stallions mother is a right dam, I mean dame.
It’s a well-known fact that many beautiful Russian women are seeking the companionship of foreign men, particularly those in America and Europe. But equally true is the fact that many of these men are seeking Russian brides, and for this reason, the number of marriages coming from marriage agencies is indisputably on the rise.
While it may be more obvious what these Slavic women see in a foreign man, some might wonder why a man living in a country filled with women would seek out this type of relationship, and ultimately marriage.
Read on to learn why this type of romance is on the rise, and a bona fide wedding trend of 2016.
The Challenge of a Foreign Woman is Intriguing
Dating is hard enough, so why would a man want to make things any more complicated? Well, things that are complicated and challenging can also be very intriguing. Men love the challenge of learning about a woman from another culture, and winning her affections from miles away. They can’t rely on their physical charms and dashing taste, they have to get back to the basics and win her with good old conversation and attention.
There is also the intrigue of her exoticism, as these men will have to learn about her culture, and her expectations, which may be very different from what they is used to. Forming a bond with someone from a foreign place can be very rewarding for this reason.
The Initial Distance Forms a Special Bond
There is something very old-fashioned and sweet about engaging in a long-distance relationship. Although marriage agencies may seem the most modern thing out there, they are really nothing more than an old concept rebranded on the internet. People have been carrying out courtships and making promises of marriages across seas for centuries. And while it is easy in a modern world to get caught up in the logistical challenges of this type of relationship, there is also a great argument to be made for how romantic it can be. Instead of letters, we have instant messenger, but the concept is the same. Devoting yourself to someone far away can be a whirlwind of passion and adventure, and something that is very appealing to a man willing to take on the challenge of it.
Being with a Woman from Another Culture May Just be a Better Fit
If you’re one of those men not finding your sweetheart stateside, have you ever considered that it may simply be a cultural thing? Everyone is unique in what they are looking for, but cultures are markedly different in how they perceive dating. Women from one country may expect different things and also behave very differently than women in another. And sometimes this difference is just enough to significantly increase the compatibility of two people.
Taking all of this into consideration, many men have met eligible single Russian women online, and found the experience to be one of the most romantic and rewarding that they could have asked for. If you’re a bachelor looking to take part in a foreign romance, check out this dating site: https://www.marriageagency-nataly.net. And learn for yourself why many men are choosing a Russian bride.
Jessica Simpson posted a photo of herself holding a gas pump in her hands, near her mouth and said, “Gas Guzzler ⛽️.” So does that mean she thinks that a gas guzzler is someone who drinks gas and not an automobile that uses a lot of it? With her, you never know. You just never know.