This, the third (or is it the fourth, fifth or…) attempt to present this Alexandre Dumas classic on the silver screen, didn’t fare that good at all. Well, to start of it was the good old story , that we all know and love, with only a slight change or addition here or there. But then, about 30 minutes into the movie, it turned into a full-blown action flick, complete with exceptionally maneuverable airships, huge explosions and silly stunts.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind new takes on the old classics. It just takes a more visionary director than Paul W.S. Anderson to do so. An example of such a director, is Guy Ritchie, who has kind of reinvented Sherlock Holmes, without forgetting his (Sherlock’s) roots, so to speak.
I won’t go as far as calling ‘TTM-3D’ a terrible movie, at least as was able to stay awake all the way, helped by the frantic noisy going ones. Not even great actors like Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds), Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean 1+2+3) and our own (Danish) Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), were able to pull this movie out of mediocrity, I’m sorry to say.
If you’re a teenage boy, this movie may very well be right up your alley, but I would advise everyone else to steer clear of it. I’ll be nice, however, and award this movie 3 medium-sized stars (out of 6).