Well, guys…you know that I often have to share with you my recent rentals!
I was in a “War” mood this weekend…so I rented “The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc”.
This was actually a gritty, “real” movie with some of the most graphic portrayals of Medieval Warfare , (and life), on film. (You need to see that “Parapet Sweeper” that clears the breech of soldiers that have reached the tower walls with ladders…unbelievable…)
The movie mostly got panned by the “purist” and “historians”. But when you look at an emotional AND historical story like that of “Joan Of Arc”, you sort of get a “collective, ACCEPTED, truth”…and if a filmaker goes against that “accepted truth”…they will get panned.
Also…many felt Milla Javovich was a “poor” choice for Joan AND that there was a “hint” in the movie of Joan’s “visions” being borderline psycoses (I thought the casting of Javovich was fine…a little “screechy” when yelling at the troops…but overall was fine)
I say…good rental. If you can see it on a Big Screen, high-end system…amazing…!