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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.
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..
"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.
I knew when starting this movie that this was going to be one of those movies that people hate but I like. The script was pretty well written. They got some things wrong when referencing the bible, but it is a movie based on a comic book so I can look past that. The action was good and the cgi was alright. It was a good looking movie. The story was good as were the characters. It's nothing great but I enjoyed it. Worth a watch.
Absolute corker. I love this film.
It is the age old battle of good versus evil. The almighty versus Lucifer.
Constantine is a supernatural detective keeping the nasties down in the deep and keeping Earth demon free.
Whilst it is a similar story to most like this it stands out for a couple of reasons:
The special effects are cracking
The film is uber moody
Rachel Weisz spends most of the last 30 minutes of the film wearing not a lot and soaking wet
The have Bibles in Hell?
The man that give the devil the middle finger when he left hell.
Κάπως όχι. :/
Prime example of a film that should have been much better than what is presented on-screen. The film tries to be far too ambitious than what it actually is, and in the long run, it loses track of its ideas and it ends up being a ridiculous mediocre outing. The film could have been quite good considering some of its ideas, but overall, it never becomes anything watchable and the cast here just deliver bland, over the top performances which make you lose interest. I really wanted to enjoy the film, and I went into this one with an open mind, unfortunately, this film was a letdown. The concept had the potential of being a great film going affair, but…
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In all seriousness after hearing of a TV show of Constantine was set to come out I decided it was about time for a re-watch for this. I doubt anyone watching this was disappointed at any point, great showing of the supernatural and a great comic to movie depiction.
We follow John Constantine played by Keanu Reeves a man with very little time left to live and an eternity of damnation just waiting for him. With heaven and hell making a deal to keep a…
A pretty interesting, if preposterous exercise in theological and supernatural action-adventure that managers to wade through Catholic and biblical dogma without getting too bogged down in it.
Constantine (Reaves) is a somewhat shady antihero, in the grand Noir tradition, hard-boiled and alone. He is trying to redeem his spotty life on earth to get out of the wordly limbo he currently inhabits, primarily by doing good acts. But to those in heaven, his actions reek of being self-serving.
Constantine meets a detective whose disturbed twin sister (Weisz) dies; he he tries to help her make sense of the visions both twins used to have.
The goal of the plot is a little muddled, you could say, but ther eis a lot of action, and very cool gothic effects. The film is uneven, and unfocused at times, but there is a lot to like about it.
21 de Fevereiro a 7 de Março 2004
Rivoli Grande Auditório
Action horror, a private detective/occult exorcist meets a cop investigating the bizarre death of her sister. Keanu Reeves does a dull performance and even though this is based on a comic book, it is your regular churned out Hollywood screenplay and plot. Our bad-ass hero must save the world from invading demons. A CGI fest with exposition to explain what is going on. The best scene is where our hero confronts the evil man in black... oh wait, in this film he is wearing white, never mind, still kind of cool. Only good if you like comic-book movies and the occult.
Hmm alright but nothing terribly groundbreaking. Keanu Reeves was great, Tilda Swinton was FANTASTIC but otherwise it was a little underwhelming.
Despite most of the theological underpinnings being somewhat fuzzy and convoluted, this is an enjoyable CGI-laced action flick.
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