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31 July 2000 ... Movie- The Messenger
Clumsy Cheri is limping today. The foot got in the refrigerator's way.

And then of course I ignored it after the initial cussing. I had to finish whatever the heck I was doing in the kitchen, you see. And then I took a minute to look at it. And it was all swollen and puffy and Ow, then it started hurting. heh. Cheri the wimp.

So I decided to take it easy, watch some movies, propped up with an ice pack on my poor foot, and not worry about my big toe that refuses to bend. I watched The Messenger, The Story of Joan of Arc for the second time since we rented it. That movie fascinates me, for some reason. And lots of other people, apparently: over 100 people reviewed the movie over at Amazon, many reviewers have very extensively long reviews, too.

From the reviews, it looks like people either loved it or hated it. The people who hate it, say the acting was horrible and the actors were poorly picked. The people who love it, say the acting was well done and the actors were perfectly picked. I rather like the movie, so you can guess what I'm going to say. :) Milla Jovovich, Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, John Malkovich, and a bunch of other actors you will recognize.

Some reviewers complained that the movie was not entirely accurate. Which I can't really speak for, since I know nothing of the history. But it is just a movie, people, since when are movies entirely accurate?

I rather liked the very gory battle scenes, this is a story about war, after all. And I rather liked the ambiguity: Were Joan's voices from god, or was she just crazy? And seriously folks, what difference does it make. The movie is just one interpretation of events which may or may not have happened 570 years ago.

Well, anyway. Maybe that I've seen the movie twice, I will stop obsessing. uh, huh.

Who are you to even think that you can know the difference between good and evil?

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