Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Rasczak, Sep 17, 2004.
Has anybody seen Joan Of Arc - The Messenger? I was just wondering whether it was any good or not?
Given the cast and director you would expect it to be good.
But it bombed and I didn't like it at all. But see what these loons say: http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0151137/
Started to watch it but soon got bored of it.
Defo one to avoid. Not one of Besson's best that's for sure.
Didn't realise that was the last film he directed.
Looks like he's taken to co-producing instead.
The criticisms from Joan must have hit him hard!
Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'll give this one a miss.
each to their own mate, but i enjoyed it. battle scenes are good, hoffman is fantastic, jovovich shows she can act, the film itself looks great, besson is imaginative if not a great storyteller. in fact that is probably where the film is at its weakest, the story of joan herself is never told in great detail, just a series of images which the viewer is expected to link together via their own knowledge of the story of joan of arc. regardless of that there is a decent little film underneath it all.
i got my region 3 copy for about £2.75 and i would have to say at that price the dvd is well worth a purchase.
good story and good film. certainly worth watching - give it a chance.
I enjoyed this one too.
Saw a bit of it on a TV screening which piqued my interest and the next day saw it in WH Smith for £3.99.
Bought it and as I say thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thanks for all the replies - I saw the DVD in a bargain bin (£4.99) and at that price decided to pick it up. Haven't watched it yet but at that price it doesn't have to work hard to impress
On a related note can anyone suggest any other (relatively modern) films set in medieval Europe during the 100 years war? Henry V (obviously) but any others of note?
Timeline, but that was terrible.
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