No es de lo mejor de Besson, pero se deja ver, a pesar de los gritos de histerica de Milla Jovovich. Lo mejor: la presencia de Dustin Hoffman. Aparece solo 5 minutos, pero suficientes para robarse la pinche pelicula.
Besson's take on the Jeanne D'arc tale has aged well with an exceptionally produced epic that only falters in its final third even with an incredibly miscast Milla Jovovich in the title role. Battle sequences are exceptional. Interesting that original director Kathryn Bigelow left the project when producer Besson forced Jovovich to be cast.
A stunning film, superficially. The design was lavish, with a wonderful juxtaposition of the regal and the filthy. The cinematography was a wild mixture of sweeping, artful moments and maniacal chaos. Jovovich's performance was heartbreaking and sincere. Unfortunately, the film's major downfall is its tone. A painfully annoying (and unpleasantly quirky) "realist" perspective to such a sacred story? Give me a break.
Doesn’t inspire any nationalistic, moral, or spiritual principle - except, perhaps, a triumph of reason. Joan’s late apology for her pride and religious fever by logical inference is quite literally the opposite of her legacy. When tethered to Besson’s wonderfully unhinged and bloody direction, the end result is baffling and empty. A film about Belief actualized by an Unbeliever, which I find weird and fascinating.