The Three Musketeers, Aramis (played by Luke Evans), Athos (played by Matthew Macfadyen), and Porthos (played Ray Stevenson) go to Italy to retrieve the plans for a fantastic dirigible that was invented by DaVinci. They are supposed to bring the plans back to France but they fail in their efforts. Cardinal Richelieu (played by Christoph Waltz) makes them break up over the botched effort because they have failed their King.
It is very difficult for them just to suddenly stop being Musketeers so they continue rabble-rousing to entertain themselves. A young man, D'Artagnan (played by Logan Lerman) wants to be one of the fabled Musketeers but finds out that they have been officially disbanded. Nevertheless he goes looking for them on an adventure. In a single day, he encounters all of the Three Musketeers on different occasions and not knowing who they are, challenges each one to a duel the next day. The Musketeers are surprised when they all show up to duel the same impertinent young man. Before they can fight they are all arrested for staging an illegal public fight. Richelieu wants them all executed, but the King does not agree.
Richelieu plots against the Queen and tries to get her into trouble by falsely telling the King of France that she is having an affair with the Duke of Buckingham from England. Richelieu has his helper Milady de Winter (played by Milla Jovovich), steal a necklace that was given to the Queen by the King. Then he tells the King that his wife gave this necklace to her lover. The King announces a ball that will force the Queen to wear the necklace in public to prove she still has it. Richelieu hopes that by starting a war between France and England he will be able to usurp the throne and take over control of France himself.
The Musketeers learn of the plot and go to England to retrieve the stolen necklace. They get the necklace and then steal Buckingham's dirigible. On the way back from England they are attacked by Richelieu in his dirigible and both of the airships collide into the Notre Dame Cathedral. There is a very exciting sword fight on the top of the cathedral. They return the necklace to the Queen just in time for the ball. But it is not yet over, as Buckingham is on his way from England by both air and sea, to attack France.
Best part of story, including ending:
This film has an interesting spin on the Three Musketeers story in that it adds airships which are an exciting addition.
Best scene in story:
I like the scene when the young man, D'Artagnan, arrives at the duel and all three Musketeers are expecting to fight him. It is very amusing when he tells them that each must wait their turn.
Opinion about the main character:
What's not to like? A young brash, brave, man that wants to join an elite team to fight for God and country. D'Artagnan is very likeable.