49 thoughts on “Constantine (2005) Movie Review

  1. I borrowed this from the library and watched it. I don’t really remember much except I was disappointed that Reeves had starred in something I found so unimpressive. Between Bill&Ted and then the Matrix, I was sure Reeves could do no wrong. I was so young and naive back then 😉

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  2. I don’t even remember that Shia LeBeouf was in this one, but I do remember that I enjoyed this movie quite a lot back in the day. I saw it in the theatres and I particularly enjoyed the gritty opening with the mirror. Keanu was great playing this part (honestly glad it wasn’t Cage as it would probably have resulted in one of his completely over the top performances)! I haven’t actually read the comics, so I am not as familiar with this character. But the movie was great, and as usual your review for this one captured it perfectly! Great post! 😊

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    1. I was surprised to see him in it myself, he was pretty young and innocent here. 😂 And yes! That exorcism sequence was so interesting. Nothing was spelled out for the viewer, I was completely immersed in it and wanted to find out what he was trying to achieve! And man… Cage would’ve made for such a weird Constantine. I think I’d prefer if they’d go for a British actor or someone who can pull off the accent for this hero. It’s just too iconic to the character to take away that British humour 😂 Thank you for your kind words and for reading, sir! 😁

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  3. I enjoyed this one quite a lot, surprisingly 😉 I thought Reeves was a pretty cool Constantine, an early incarnation of John Wick, so to speak, but I was totally taken with Tilda Swinton’s androgynous Gabriel 😀 The plot was somewhat lacking, but the movie made a decent attempt at recreating the dark multidimensional reality of Constantine’s existence, spread as it is between very conservatively imagined Heaven and Hell, with poor Earth in between 😉

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    1. It is so uplifting to hear such positive words being thrown at a DC movie by the great Ola 😍 The movie definitely had its flaws but Reeves and Swinton in their respective roles was fun! Even Lucifer was an interesting interpretation. I enjoyed the world they built and would’ve loved to see a proper sequel. Hopefully DC will look into creating a solid Justice League Dark live-action movie where Constantine is properly done… some day… 😂

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      1. LOL a low blow if there ever was one! 😂😂😂
        I’ll have you know that The Dark Knight is one of my favorite comic book-based movies 😛
        I feel Lucifer is a tough one to do properly in general as it’s a very ambivalent figure – I was less than happy with the movie’s version, but would gladly see a sequel with Reeves and the rest 😉

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        1. Ahhhhh ☺️ You can safely remain at the top of my friends list now that I know TDK is a favourite of yours too 😁

          Hahaha he was… forgettable in this movie but he also barely got any screen time. Loads of ways to do him, just the now-Netflix show Lucifer has another version of the character too. 😂

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          1. I just imagined you poring over a real list of names with a pen, and scratching off names 😂

            Ugh, you had to bring the series up, didn’t you? 😛 I do think Lucifer is a misunderstood and underestimated creature – a prideful and accomplished prince of Heaven struck to Hell would in no circumstances have much love for humans 😉

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  4. I saw this once a while back. I thought it was kind of entertaining, but never bothered to rewatch it since. It’s got some neat ideas, decent action and good effects for its time. It just didn’t really do much for me either way.

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  5. I love Keanu Reeves but haven’t watched this movie yet…. Like you mentioned, it wasn’t all that hyped back in the day for some reason, so it kind of slipped my radar for a while and then I forgot to get back to it xD Regardless, it does sound terrific, very dark and sombre but with an interesting type of humour and great acting (which is so important). I don’t mind CGI at all, though I know some people would prefer a movie to rely less on special effects and more on substance – though, I ask, can’t we have both? It seems like the case here.
    I’m not one for overly religious undertones in any type of fiction, but those can be pretty exciting if given the proper material. So I will most certainly be trying this one (despite the nasty demons, ew) based on your lovely review! 🙂

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    1. I only learned about it way after its release so I can assure you that not a lot of people would have known what it even was. I mean, I’m sure a lot of people don’t even know that Keanu Reeves played a DC superhero! 😂
      The casting was actually pretty good and they all played a nice interpretation of each of their character. The final act makes for a fun sequence too!
      Exactly… It’s the kind of complaint I’ve heard people have for Wonder Woman or Justice League in recent years. I don’t see where the issue is in having beautiful animation, unless its an obvious green screen that makes you cringe! 😂
      I’m glad to put this on your radar and I hope you’ll have a fun time with it if you ever give it a try, Sophie! Thank you so much for reading! 😍

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    1. Thank you so much, Raven! I’m actually really happy to hear that you loved this movie so much! 😍 It’s one that not many have dared to see and should get some recognition! I too believe that a sequel to it could’ve been pretty cool! 😱

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  6. Huh… i heard about this movie (as in i knew it existed), but somehow i failed to grasp what it was about. Now i’m sort of intrigued 😀
    I used to watch a lot of movies with Keanu Reeves in the past, but then i kinda stopped watching movies overall maybe 10 years ago. Now when i browse through the selection i’m usually attracted to older films, so me being interested in this sort of makes sense 😀

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  7. Basically this is what I call a little gem right? Thank you for the review Lashaan as it is one of the movies we could watch in family (hard to find something to please the man, the son, the daughter and me!).

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  8. This is my ultimate favorite of Keanu movies. I dont mind John Wick but would’ve rathered there been a Constantine 1..2..3…and 4 coming out. His name was John in that movie as well😉 I can remember him doing all the earlier movies as yesterday. I also enjoyed a lot of his earlier movies as he was trying to get into himself…into his acting. Lots of expressions. I find nowadays he doesnt have to try too much as he is a veteran now and can just play robotically and no one would care. I understand he has difficulty with his neck since Matrix…this is why he has a distinctive gait and run to him. He has invested a lot of himself to his career and lost himself along the way after the tragedies happened.

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    1. That’s interesting, the whole neck pain. I think he’s a particular actor nowadays where the role has to fit him and not the other way around. I still look forward to John Wick and Matrix 4 (even it I’m trying to keep my expectations lows)! I too wish Constantine became a trilogy or something, so much potential in it! The marketing behind it must’ve been off and people mustn’t have known who Constantine was to find interest in tue character… Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it a lot! 😁

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