The Man in the Iron Mask
Who's a pretty boy then?
Another (!) remake of the Dumas' classic tale. For those that don't know the story, it seems that King Louis 14th of France was one half of a pair of twins. To safeguard his position, he imprisoned his brother in a dungeon, and fitted him with an iron mask, so that no-one could see the resemblance between the two of them. As a King, Louis sucked, and became a tyrant. So the Three Musketeers (remember them?) decide to rescue brother from the dungeon and install him as king. Just your basic miltary coup d'état. Problem is, Musketeer number 4 (you knew there were four Three Musketeers, didn't you...) was now a loyal servant and surrogate father to the present king. |
Reviews have been wildly mixed. This version plays more to the gallery than to the art crowd.
(Now if someone will please tell me why they call them ''musketeers'' when they use swords...)
132 minutes, Parental guidance under 10
Action, Drama, Romance
Where's it showing?
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovitch, Gérard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud
|Screenplay||Randall Wallace, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||United Artists|
|South African Media|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||10|
|Cape TimesPeter Frost||10|
|The StarJanine Walker||14|
|Die BurgerGabriël Botma||10|
|Sunday TimesWilliam Pretorius||10|
|TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge||14|
|TV2 Leon at the MoviesLeon van Nierop||14|
|TV2 PasellaDerrich Gardner||14|
|SAFM SundayAlan Swerdlow||10|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Gemma Files||15|
|Box Office (USA)Wade Major||1|
|Film Review (UK)Nick Briggs||10|
|Average .. 57%||11|
|Melissa Norton ||20|
|Daryl Schotter ||16|
|Deon Nel ||18|
|Bruce Humphrey ||18|
|Bennie de Klerk ||16|
|Johan van Zyl ||8|
|André Mes ||16|
|Santelle Garces ||20|
|David Wheeler ||19|
|Average .. 84%||17|
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