What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel is packed with over-the-top action sequences of sword and musket battles, but there's no blood and most characters (save a few) escape fatal injury. The language is limited to "s--t," "damn," "bleeding," and "t-t" (those last two being British slang), and the sexuality includes corset-popping dresses, a few kisses, and some overt flirting. Although this is a classic tale, it's worth remembering that the Three Musketeers are courageous but flawed characters and that the moral of love above duty and country is a somewhat mixed message.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence and how it's portrayed. Is it casual and humorous or necessary and serious?
- How does this adaptation differ from previous adaptations of The Three Musketeers?
- Do you agree with Athos' advice to D'Artagnan to forget about king and country and save the woman he loves?