This frantic and frequently entertaining reincarnation of the Three Musketeers seem more akin to Charlie’s Angeles and Jason Bourne than anything Alexander Dumas ever envisioned. As presented here, the Musketeers are the best of the best from all branches of the US military. After a mission in North Korea ends with a double cross, the trio makes it out alive and seeks revenge on those that set them up. This typically low-budget Asylum production is surprisingly watchable.
The Asylum finally knocks one out of the park with 200 M.P.H.! That is, until the first 15 minutes are through, then they kill off their best actor in a blaze of a cheap digital flipping car wreck. Someone should have told them if you’re going to steal from The Fast and the Furious franchise, the last thing to take is the CGI cars from number two. Aside from that this is truly a low budget homage complete with dolly/jib camera movements and fast cuts of feet pushing pedals and hands shifting gears. The only step backwards is the unnecessary cursing and nudity. Oh, and the CGI, unfortunately you won’t be able to miss that, unlike the nudity. Continue reading