Stronger character development thank in the first part
Still not enough Three Musketeers 🙁
The Three Musketeers: Milady picks up the narrative baton from its predecessor and even delivers on its promise of thrilling action.
While the film’s title might suggest that it’s about the enigmatic Milady (super duper major spoiler alert: she survived that cliff jump), the focus is still very much on D’Artagnan and his hot-headed quest to find his kidnapped girlfriend Constance.
Nevertheless, we still learn way more about Eva Green’s character, as the film progressively sheds her intriguing facade and not just her layers. Amidst all that double-crossing, seducing, fencing and miraculous cliff-death-escaping—we finally get a more authentic display of Milady, exposing her core motivations for triggering a war with the English. Sadly, this good character arc takes a hit from a highly predictable plot twist, compounded by a somewhat amateurish reveal.
The biggest plot peeve is once again, the relegation of the titular Musketeers to secondary—maybe even inconsequential—B-plot characters. At some point it felt like they’re there just to justify the film’s title.
But all of this can be forgiven, as The Three Musketeers: Milady manages to redeem itself through its fun swashbuckling sequences, even if they fall short of the standards set by The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan.
The Three Musketeers: Milady is now out in theatres and stands as the perfect antidote for those who cringe at and avoid traditional Christmas flicks.