Steampunk-ing the Musketeers, really?

I’m avoiding the rain outside, yesterday, and looking through the channels, I see the name Milla Jovovich on some movie dated 2011, yet another Three Musketeers remake.  I’ve got a soft spot for Milla, and turn to the channel, just in time to see here character be abducted by an ‘airship’ in the steampunk tradition of a heavy wooden sailing vessel with a bag overhead.  As I’m watching, I can’t help but be amused by the whole silliness of trying to squeeze modern steampunk bits, into an old story, set in a realistic environment.  In the end, they just ignore anything that gets in the way of having the spectacle  of naval battle, done above sea level, complete with the “why don’t they just fire at the airbag, instead of the wooden ship” silliness.  Nothing at all about hanging a massive wooden warship off the top spire of Notre Dame, that requires exceptional belief suspension.

In the end, even having only seen the last 45 mins of the film, I am not surprised I’d never heard of this one before.

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