A spectacular 3D production freely based on Alexandre Dumas’s timeless novel. The adventures of D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis return to the big screen in this period recreation that gives free rein to fantasy. –Festival de San Sebastián
Anderson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Educated at Newlands Preparatory School, Gosforth and later at Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School, Anderson went on to graduate from the University of Warwick as the youngest student to achieve a BA in Film & Literature. He made his debut as the writer-director of Shopping, which starred Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost as thieves who smashed cars into storefronts. When released in the United Kingdom it was banned in some cinemas, and only gained a release in the United States as an edited, direct to video release.
After this, he directed the successful 1995 video game adaptation Mortal Kombat. While prior video game movies, like Street Fighter and Super Mario Bros., had been all-out disasters, Mortal Kombat was well received by fans, and some critics. He declined to direct the sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, which was not well received by critics or fans. Anderson was asked to direct a third movie, Mortal Kombat… read more
Although I can certainly dig the "pro" points from my fellow MUBIANS below, this didn't work for me. Seeing it after Anderson's most recent film, the near masterpiece Retribution, the disappointment was crushing. It may even be his worst film since AVP, lacking both the trash satire of Death Race and the precise formalist experimentation of Afterlife and Retribution. That said, a few scenes showed promise, particularly the heist in the opening act; witty, imaginative and dazzling to see. Now if only Anderson had the ambition to remake 'Les Vampires' with Milla as Irma Vep, I'm there.
This... whatever it pretends to be, it's one of those moments in life when you feel terribly wrong with yourself, asking: is it possible that I'm actually seeing this horrid piece of "whatever-the-fuck" attempt of a movie-like filthness? That I'm actually letting valuable seconds of my life that can be more fruitful having my arse shitting on a pic of the retards who conceived this abomination? stuff like that.
The world’s least pretentious auteur makes his most generic—and most playful—movie yet.
En esta ocasión nos vamos a ahorrar el planteamiento discursivo de 600 caracteres sobre los refritos, segunda partes, precuelas y demás productos hollywoodenses, que de antemano estoy seguro ya conocen… read review