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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.
A genre bending blend of action, horror, and fantasy, Francis Lawrence's "Constantine" is an entertaining blast of comic book-inspired cool. Starring Keanu Reeves as a private investigator with a taste for exorcising real-life demons, the film is well-cast, sturdily assembled, and fully entertaining. It is a dark thriller with a sardonic spirit.
Reeves play John Constantine, a man whose work has him dealing, literally, with heaven, hell, and the Los Angeles landscape in between. The story revolves around Constantine's partnership with a woman whose sister has died under unique circumstances. This partnership finds Constantine caught up in an age-old battle between angels, demons, and the wayward souls of human beings.
The story easily compels and is elevated by Lawrence's steady…
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..
Of all the comic-book movies out there, this is the one I most hoped would get a sequel. It had everything going for it. From a cool-as-fuck Keanu dispatching demons back to Hell, to the stunning visual flair brought to us by Francis Lawrence's imaginative representation of Alan Moore's writing, this is up there with the best in supernatural action films. Rachel Weisz also brings class to a film that despite numerous watches remains as fresh as the first time I saw it. Whoever thought about casting Peter Stormare as Lucifer and Tilda as Gabriel deserves immense credit as it was inspired.
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…
Io spero davvero che facciano una sorta di seguito. Lo so che lui è un attore di merda che ha sta sola e unica espressione da pezzo di merda schifoso, ma il film è stupendo. Quei film alla Dracula's Legacy che alla fine di tutta la figa sono addirittura profondi. Bellissimo e visto almeno 1000 volte. Capolavoro assoluto e fica nella media dei film su demoni e ciccioni. Il cantante dei Bush però poteva anche starsene a casa a scoparsi una troia appena maggiorenne al posto di rovinare 20 minuti di film.
Absurd, dumb and ridiculous, but due to its awareness of these things, ultimately entertaining.
Better than I remember.
I remember this being better.
the bootleg copy i downloaded of this movie had like 20 minutes of the end cut out and i really just did not care at all
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
SPOILERS AHEAD MATEY
Let it be known that I am NOT a fan of horror movies. This opening scene of this movie was EXTREMELY confusing, providing no context and immediately cutting to the next scene. The first thing I noticed was how amazing these shots looked. The colours were so crisp. The next scene immediately cut to a woman walking in to her daughter crawling on the ceiling. I was on the verge of saying "fuck this shit" but the visual aspects so far were the only thing that kept me watching. The combination of the feet view and aerial shots along side the aforementiomed amazing colours kept me interested enough, so I continued. The main protagonist of this movie…
John Constantine, asshole.
Keanu's best role fight me.
Pretty bad, but also pretty entertaining.
I don't care for random demon holy water stories for the most part (to use the parlance of We Hate Movies, you can keep it), but Constantine has a lot of very enjoyable elements, including but not limited to Keanu, who's very low-key here, Gavin Rossdale as a Bret Easton Ellis flirtatious demon, Peter Stormare as a very flamboyant devil, and Tilda Swinton's brilliant turn as the Archangel Gabriel, a beautiful but terrible being wearing who shows up at the end of the movie wearing corset-laced pants and at least three binders.
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