Constantine - Keanu Reeves, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Weisz, Tarsem Singh
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities
Hell wants him. Heaven won't take him. Earth needs him.
John Constantine has been to hell and back.
Born with a gift he didn't want, the ability to recognise the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human camouflage, Constantine (Keanu Reeves) was driven to take his own life to escape the tormenting clarity of his vision. But he failed. Resuscitated against his will, he found himself cast back into the land of the living. Now, marked as an attempted suicide with a temporary lease on life, he patrols the earthly border between heaven and hell, hoping in vain to earn his way to salvation by waging war on the earthbound minions of evil.
But Constantine is no saint. Increasingly disillusioned by the world around him and at odds with the one beyond, he's a hard-drinking, hard-living bitter hero who scorns the very idea of heroism. Constantine will fight to save your soul but he doesn't want your admiration or your thanks - and certainly not your sympathy.
All he wants is a way out.
When desperate but sceptical police detective Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) enlists his help in solving the mysterious death of her beloved twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.
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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda
- Film supernatural devil angel religion Catholic Church
Persons of interest
- Keanu Reeves .... John Constantine
- Rachel Weisz .... Katelin Dodson
- Djimon Hounsou ...Papa Midnite
- Shia LaBeouf .... Chaz
- Gavin Rossdale .... Balthazar
- Alan Moore .... Creator
- Frank A Cappello .... Screenwriter
- Tarsem Singh .... Director
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- Awards and film festivals:
- Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Awards 2006: Nominated: Best Horror Film
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Special Agent Matti
Despite lacking the olde worlde charme of From Hell, Constantine manages to be full of an unhappy supernatural dude with serious problems on the psychic front. Fortunately both Fred Abberline and John Constantine meet pretty girls who sort them out. Just like in real life.
On the down-side, with every Westerner on Earth having been exposed to digital special effects by Harry Potter, The lord of the rings and Star wars, the impact of said effects is becoming negligible. We live in an age where anything is possible on the big screen. Cat changes into bird. Water catches fire. Demon rises from the Gates of Hell to possess Mexican virgin. Been there, done that.
Take popcorn. Drink cola. Smoking kills.
Security censorship classification
M (Horror and supernatural themes)
121 minutes (2:01 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 24 February 2005