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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry's Take...

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Category: INFO on POSSIBLE 2011 RAZZIE® CONTENDERS
Forum Name: Official RAZZIE® Take on THREE MUSKETEERS (2011)
Forum Discription: What's Wrong with This Picture? PLENTY!
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5489
Printed Date: April 16 2014 at 3:34pm


Topic: Ye Olde Head RAZZberry's Take...
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Ye Olde Head RAZZberry's Take...
Date Posted: October 18 2011 at 7:03am
IF JERRY BRUCKHEIMER WERE to PRODUCE and MICHAEL BAY to DIRECT the MOST DELIBERATELY DISRESPECTFUL FILM ADAPTATION of a CLASSIC NOVEL EVER MADE...IT WOULD LOOK an AWFUL LOT LIKE WHAT's BEEN DONE to http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum-discussion-addl-info-on-three-musketeers-2011_forum573.html - in THIS UMP-TEENTH REMAKE/"RE-IMAGINING"...

WHEN WE POSTED EARLIER THIS WEEK THAT THIS WAS the 37th SCREEN VERSION of THIS MATERIAL, WE WERE OFF: FOR ONCE, WE "UNDER-EXAGGERATED": HERE's an http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Three+Musketeers - to PERUSE the COMPLETE LIST of SOME 58(!) PREVIOUS VERSIONS/VARIATIONS of THIS SAME MATERIAL. 

THIS TIME OUT, the FILM's MAKERS HAVE KEPT the BARE BONES ESSENTIALS of the ORIGINAL NOVEL (MOST of the  CHARACTER NAMES and the TIME/PLACE SETTING) and THEN THROWN in ELEMENTS SWIPED from JULES VERNE, H.G. WELLS and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN (IN FACT, THEY EVEN RECRUITED ONE of the ACTORS JETTISONED from THAT FRANCHISE, http://www.razzies.com/history/07NomsActo.asp - ). IN the PIVOTAL ROLE of LADY deWINTER, THEY'VE CAST http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102782/awards - -- and APPARENTLY HIRED HER the MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS from CROUCHING TIGER/HIDDEN DRAGON and THE MATRIX. SLUMMING AROUND the EDGES of THESE CENTRAL CASTING MISTAKES ARE 2009   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0910607/awards - , 19-YEAR-OLD POSTER-BOY-WANNA-BE http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0503567/ - and, SADLY, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0532193/ - , WHO WAS SO WONDERFUL in the RECENT BBC REMAKE of http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1178522/ - .  

IT IS SOMETHING of a HOLLYWOOD TRADITION THAT, WHEN ADAPTING a NOVEL or PLAY WHOSE AUTHOR HAS LONG SINCE DIED, the ORIGINATOR of the MATERIAL IS STIFFED and NOT GIVEN ANY CREDIT. THE SOLE CLASSY THING THIS FILM's MAKERS HAVE DONE -- and IT WILL LIKELY RESULT in HIS DOING MULTIPLE IN-TOMB ROTATIONS, IS SLATHERED the NAME of the ORIGINAL MUSKETEERS AUTHOR ALL OVER THEIR ADVERTISING. UNFORTUNATELY for HIM, THIS VERSION MAKES ALEXANDRE DUMAS LOOK MORE LIKE 'ALEXANDER DUMB-ASS'... 

TO EXPRESS HOW DISTRESSINGLY DUMB-ASS YOU THINK THIS REMAKE IS, http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum-discussion-addl-info-on-three-musketeers-2011_forum573.html - and FIRE AWAY!   




ORLANDO BLOOM STRIKES a POSE for HIS FANS...
ALL 17 of THEM!  




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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry



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