over 1 year
I love all actors, and the story.
Annika Løchte Taylor
over 4 years
Probably well-made, but I honestly didn't even remember watching this.
over 6 years
Not nearly as good as it could, and should, have been. Lacks depth.
The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 British/American historical action film directed, produced, and written by Randall Wallace. It uses characters from Alexandre Dumas' D'Artagnan Romances, and is very loosely adapted from some plot elements of The Vicomte de Bragelonne. It also bears several similarities with the 1939 film version. The movie centers on the aging Musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan and the reign of King Louis XIV of France. It attempts to explain the mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask, using a plot most similar to the 1939 film.
Despite receiving a rather mixed to negative critical response, scoring a 33% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it was successful financially.
France is under the reign of the militaristic King Louis XIV (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is bankrupting the country with his unpopular wars. When starving peasants in Paris start to riot for food, he responds by ordering his chief advisor, Pierre (Hugh Laurie), to send them rotten food -...