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Not to sound like a snob but...


People who enjoyed this movie are evidently for the most part those who haven't read and appreciated the novel which is an all time classic by Alexandre Dumas. Heck, I'll go on further to say that people who loved this movie probably for the most part haven't read a novel or are not readers in general. That's not an insult by the way, unless people chose to take it that way.

I can only say that if Mr. Dumas were alive today he'd not only be rolling in his grave but he'd be sh*tting in too. The worst tragedy done in this horrible remake was the reimaging of Milady who is one of the best written female villains of all time and to see her act as some sort of Ninja villain in this movie made me want to vomit.

The reason Milady was/is such a great character is because of she had the art of deception down pat. She didn't have to wield a sword, what she did best she did with her cunning mind, evil tongue and practiced seduction.

Anyhow, for those of you who enjoyed this piece of crap, more power to you. I couldn't get past the first 30 minutes and that's after having the urge to stab myself in the eyeball with a pencil just for sitting through the first ten minutes. I urge anyone who haven't done so to please read the novel!

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I care. There is no reason to be rude-everyone can like or not to like the film -that depend on the person and it's not a crime.

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Liking this movie doesn't imply no appreciation for the source material. I have read the book and seen at least three variations in film. Have enjoyed all, although I must admit some aggravation that historical fiction in the movies does feel this need to have martial arts style fighting and seemingly anachronistic weapons and devices.

On the side of the OP though if ranking the stories clearly the novel takes the Gold by far, but this isn't a new concept for most book/movie comparisons.

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Yes, you do come over as a snob

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What a pretentious harangue, the real fact-of-the-matter is how can this film ever top Michael York, Oliver Reed, Faye Dunaway, and Raquel Welch.

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Ever seen the version with Gene Kelly, Van Heflin, Lana Turner, and Vincent Price?
Now, that is a good movie!

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I appreciate the source material, but in that appreciation, I also know that we've tread the same ground so much. This was like a popcorn flick version of something we've seen thousands of times, and I was glad to see them play fast and loose with the material.

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I appreciate that something different was attempted with regards to the source material, and I do think that a better movie could have been conceived with similar ideas, but here, practically nothing worked. Importantly, it completely failed to transcend the source material which was the only thing that kept me watching. The original story is so robust that it's better elements continually peek through, but with less derivative action, keener direction and better acting, tbis could have worked. Instead, it's witless and emotionally vacant, with only a new clothesline to hang upon the same mentality present in the Resident Evil films. Which were poor in their own right, but this is possibly worse.

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I think Dumas would be rolling in his grave at seeing snobs now using his works to look down their nose at modern popular fiction when he was the victim of the same snobbishness while he lived.

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It is true that I haven't read this particular novel. But I have read hundreds of books and I own thousands. You make it sound like you have to be a stupid moron to enjoy this movie, and yes, that really is insulting. No matter how much it made you want to stab yourself in your eyeball, you have to remember that different people have different tastes. And I think you also have to remember that this movie wasn't supposed to follow the novel that closely, but take its own spin on the story.

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I liked the movie when I saw it. I never read the original novel nor am I much of a fiction reader, so I guess your assesment is correct.

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