I have had a tiny bit of optimism in Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers.   I knew it was silly, but it had such a good cast.  Ray Stevenson as Porthos was sort of reason alone to be curious and enthusiastic about it.

Scratch that!

The trailer debuted with little fanfare today (and I’m a bit late catching it, sorry!), and it’s no wonder.  I don’t know what the hell this is beyond the 3D lovechild of Pirates of the Caribbean and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, with a dash of The Matrix for spice. (Please know I’m not at all comparing it to Munchausen; it’s just clear that’s what it wants to look like.)

You know, The Three Musketeers is a pretty good story all on its own. You don’t have to add flying ships or a bungee jumping Mila Jovovich I’m not sure why no filmmaker one past 1974 has figured that out.

[via Gawker and /film]