Watch the first 5 minutes of The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers (2011) posteriTunes Trailers has released the first five minutes of Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers, from Summit Entertainment, online. The bold move is designed to wow people with the action sequence – and it just might work.

Based on Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel comes a big-screen action adventure update of The Three Musketeers, conceived and shot in state-of-the-art 3D. They are known as Porthos, Athos, and Aramis–three elite warriors who serve the King of France as his best Musketeers. After discovering an evil conspiracy to overthrow the King, the Musketeers come across a young, aspiring hero — D’Artagnan — and take him under their wing. Together, the four embark on a dangerous mission to foil the plot that not only threatens the Crown, but the future of Europe itself.

The Three Musketeers may not reinvent the wheel, but it doesn’t have to either: it’s a throwback to the kind of over-the-top classic fun that doesn’t pause long enough for us to examine the details.

The Three Musketeers is released in Australia on 20 October 2011 from Hoyts Distribution.

You can download the video in HD on iTunes trailers.