Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels and written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, Constantine tells the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her 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.
Deluxe DVD bonus features include additional scenes, alternate ending, music video, extensive behind the scenes featurettes, filmmakers commentary and more!
In the grand scheme of theological thrillers, Constantine aspires for the greatness of The Exorcist but ranks more closely with The Order. Based on the popular Hellblazer comic book series, and directed with nary a shred of intelligence by music video veteran Francis Lawrence, it's basically The Matrix with swarming demons instead of swarming machines. Keanu Reeves slightly modifies his Matrix persona as John Constantine, who roams the dark-spots of Los Angeles looking for good-evil, angel-devil half-breeds to ensure that "the balance" between God and Satan is properly maintained. An ancient artifact and the detective twin of a woman who committed evil-induced suicide (Rachel Weisz) factor into the plot, which is taken so seriously that you'll want to stand up and cheer when Tilda Swinton swoops down as the cross-dressing angel Gabriel and turns this silliness into the camp-fest it really is. The digital effects are way cool (dig those hellspawn with the tops of their heads lopped off!), so if you don't mind a juvenile lesson in pseudo-Catholic salvation, Constantine is just the movie for you! --Jeff Shannon
This one of my guilty pleasures. This is probably the 4th or 5th copy I've bought and given away to friends to watch. Just plain entertainment. Read morePublished 20 days ago by James Gledhill
I couldn't watch the movie because the disc is defective and I couldn't send it back because amazon only gave me less than a day to send it back and so I can't give any review of... Read morePublished 14 months ago by joe renaud
Absolutely awesome movie! I loved it the first time I saw it--and now have my teenagers hooked on it!!!!!! Read morePublished 16 months ago by radar55
Excellent movie. Everything did not happen in the first five minutes. A plus was the ending then add in the glimpse of wings at the very end.Published 19 months ago by Dorothy Dewitte
this dvd came so fast and the price was fantastic! really happy with the purchase on all levels. Excellent condition for the dvd as well! Highly recommended.Published 23 months ago by firehorse7