|Which is the better film?|
|The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc||Alexander|
Each is a historical epic centered around an iconic military leader (Joan of Arc/Alexander the Great) who has a purported connection to the divine and from a young age effectively leads their people (The French/The Macedonians) in a campaign against a rival powerful kingdom that seeks to conquer them. (England/The Persian Empire) Their foibles and insecurities are explored, and by the end their restless zeal to continue their campaign to the bitter end puts them at odds with their own allies. Ultimately leading to their eventual betrayal and the death of the protagonist.