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where this movie went wrong


Justin Chambers

HE carries himself like Jesse James or Billy the Kid, from how he walked to how he acted. It was poor casting to put him in the lead. HIs accent was straight out of the mid west.

Even if the moved this the wild west, I don't think Chambers could have pulled it off, he just does not have what it takes to be "this type" of actor for "this type" movie.

Something like Grey's Anatomy is what he should stick with.

I had no problem with the action, some of the dialog left something to be desired and I think a few things could have worked better. But, none of this is worse then Chambers in the lead.

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Pretty much he got the blame for the film's failure, with both critics and audiences. I'd also blame casting Mena Suvari as the love interest. She's too much of a teeny-bopper actress and not an actress you can depend on for historical dramas. Claire Danes should have probably replaced her.

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Really. He's awful. At least he didn't ruin two movies like Hayden Christensen did.
And then they have Tim Roth as the bad guy. Talk about a contrast! Why not use Roth as D'Artagnan?

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Really. He's awful. At least he didn't ruin two movies like Hayden Christensen did.
And then they have Tim Roth as the bad guy. Talk about a contrast! Why not use Roth as D'Artagnan?


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I'm no Hayden fan, but Hayden did not ruin the Star Wars prequels. This was entirely Lucas' fault - with his horrendous script and inadequate story telling. Lucas' does get a lot of good ideas onto to film (or he used to anyway) but in the early days - at least he left much of the scripting to others - or allowed the actors to improvise a bit. Alec Guinness would have had a hard time with the pre-quel dialogue.

I am happy Lucas officially retired. He did help (greatly) to create the original series and others, but I truly think Lucas has lost his mind (for story telling).

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Definitely agree, Tim Roth was great (as usual). Its funny, while I was watching the movie, D'Artagnan did remind me a lot of Anakin Skywalker. The actors were similar (young, tall, dark haired), they both aspired to be part of a prestige class of individuals (jedi knight, musketeers), both were bent on revenge (Febre, Dooku). See, Hayden Christensen can be excused cuz the Star Wars script is pretty bad, but this guy was just out of this world boring. I did not know if I disliked him or the character.

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