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Hell Wants Him, Heaven Won't Take Him, Earth Needs Him.
Constantine tells the story of John Constantine, a man who has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles.
So it was set in L.A. and our John Constantine wasn't English, blonde, or bi-sexual, but in Keanu Reeves we got a sarcasm filled, demon bashing antihero with smarts. I always try to ignore the presence of Shia LaBeouf here, but the film more than made up for it with the casting of Peter Stormare, Tilda (I can do anything even an Angel) Swinton, and Gavin Rossdale who genuinely seems to defy time, almost 40 at the time but looking 25. Not a horror film by any stretch, but a terrific supernatural thriller with some excellent set pieces and memorable ideas of what Hell would be like. No Spice Girls there though, but give it time. A film that visually remains stunning almost ten years later, it's aging almost as well as Rachel Weisz.
Francis Lawrence brought the anti-hero of the Hellblazer comics to life with a vibrancy that defied the negative reviews it received. When you step into the world of a comic book you want the most colorful and effective use of your storyboard. Lawrence does just that with a movie that has some of the most stunning imagery of recent years. They may well be broad strokes, but they work beautifully in a terrific adaptation full of theological mysticism and biblical hokum that stays true to the comic book.
Keanu Reeves is the exorcist John Constantine who has from an early age been able to see both angels and demons. Following a failed suicide attempt at 15 he is however damned…
This movie still kicks ass, even after quite a few rewatches over the years. Can't believe this is nearly a decade old.
After every time I watch this I think, "I should really check out the Hellblazer comic series." But then I remember reading how this is, aside from the main character's name, nothing like the comics. And then I just end up rewatching the movie instead..
I was expecting more. However, Constantine still delivers.
It's a very interesting take on biblical aspects. Some of it's rubbish. While some of it is very true.
I really liked how this film shows the darkness of the world in a very layman's perspective.
There are Demons all around us. In a way, the world is Hell. Only, in reality, it's much less obvious.
Usually we don't see the evils that are the world. Most are blind to the forces that surround us. We walk past a house unaware the hellish things that lie just beyond its front door. We wander the city streets without a clue that some predator has their eye on us. We go to church believing…
"You're right. We're born capable of terrible things, but then sometimes something else comes along and gives us just the right nudge."
Okay then, so while this definitely isn't all that brilliant, it is by no means a bad film. I mean, you've got Keanu doing his usual...Keanu things, Peter Stormare as the freaking Devil, a flame thrower shotgun and truly amazing visual effects. Seriously, the depiction of Hell here is just brilliant. And whenever a demon turns up. Also, Shia LaBeouf isn't even in this that much. So there's that as well.
Basically, if you're just looking for an enjoyable, Sunday night action movie that doesn't require much brainpower, you really could do a lot, lot worse than this.
for me this has the perfect combination of verisimilitude, inventive absurdity, and clever cynicism to overshadow everything that doesn't work about it (and there are considerable amounts on both sides of that equation). on top of that it looks fantastic, very Fincher Billy Idol video. Gavin Rossdale?! Tilda Swinton.
Can people get off Keanu's ass? He is so fucking awesome. Him punching Tilda Swinton in the face is probably one of the greatest things I have ever seen.
My love for Keanu is never-ending.
One of the few movies that I haven't changed my opinion since my first and only viewing when it came out 9 years ago. That being it was a good B movie.
Luckily, at the time when it first came out I wasn't caught up in the comic to movie adaption disappointment back then. So I can honestly judge it as just a movie rather than a 'comic book' movie.
It was interesting coming back to this now with the the comic/super hero genre now in its golden age where every second movie or tv show has its roots in some comic book origins. Even with the Constantine tv show now on with a true adaption than this movie cousin.…
Constantine is a very interesting movie. It features some good action, impressive visuals and a surprisingly thought provoking story. It does suffer from pacing issues and bland performances. I would reccomend Constantine for those looking for a different kind if comic book/ action movie.
A lot of people hate this movie - people who read the comic. People who hate Keaunu Reeves. I am neither of those.
The special effects were beautiful, the story was fairly tight and understandable. I did not find fault in any of the acting, and the costuming was nicely done. I liked the music and special effects sounds.
Women in Film:
I was disappointed that the woman once more was a victim in spite of being a strong cop type - by the end, once more, she was just a vessel.
Surprisingly not bad. Quite surprisingly. Although they constantly misspronounce his name.
If you have not watched this movie, stop whatever it is you are doing right now and WATCH IT!! Its good.
"Go to hell."
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