Richard Lester's Musketeers movies are dazzling triumphs, disarming in their greatness, combining pictorial tableaux and frenetic activity. Individual compositions invoke art of the 16th and 17th centuries in any number of ways. I think especially of rococo. There are close-ups of Faye Dunaway that resemble classical masterpieces of portraiture. The Looney Tunes mayhem as such becomes celestial, almost religious.
A fine film that continues the Dumas story to its end. The tone is considerably darker than in THE THREE MUSKETEERS, and it has to be said that some of the fun feels a little forced -- a fight scene set on a frozen lake falls pretty flat. But that's a quibble. Enjoy.
A sequel that will satisfy those who liked the first film as it was filmed at the same time and include the same cast and director, but the themes and story is a tiny bit darker this time as characters meet their maker. The villains also get more screen time this time which is a bonus. Excellent showdown between York and Lee in a church. Sadly, the slapstick comedy also badly overshadow some of the serious scenes.