Artistic criticism has been aimed at the new Birmingham version of the Alexandre Dumas classic, The Three Musketeers.
Although Disney, Warner Brothers and many more have been accused of bastardising the text in the past, nobody has so far moved the story so far from its original version.
Film critic, Peter Thape has been following the fortunes of the so-called new ‘Three Musketeers,’ but he remains to be convinced about their qualities.
‘At least there are four of them, which is true to the original story,’ said Thape.
‘But the publicity people have gone over the top with the Mr Potato Head beards,’ added Thape.