History Film / Constantine

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* CandlelitRitual: {{Discussed|Trope}} [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] when John is preparing the ritual that will send his soul to Hell. Angela asks him "If this is some kind of spell or something, don't you need candles and a pentagram for it to work?" John replies "Why, do you have any?"
5th Jun '17 2:51:24 AM Arivne
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* ShoutOut
** When Angela Dodson wakes up in her apartment, her black cat meows and walks across her bed - a reference to the scene in ''Film/TheMatrix'' where Neo (also played by Creator/KeanuReeves) sees the black cat meow and walk by twice.
** After some demons are destroyed, Angela starts coughing due to the smell of sulfur/sulphur. Constantine says "Happens to everyone the first time", a reference to the "Everyone falls the first time" bit in ''The Matrix''.
** While Balthazar is looking at himself in a mirror, his image starts to distort and bubbles form on the glass just before the mirror explodes. This is a combination of two scenes in ''Film/TheMatrix'' film series: the one in ''Film/TheMatrix'' where Neo is looking into a mirror and it distorts, and the one in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' where bubbles form on a door just before it explodes.
20th May '17 4:22:52 PM nombretomado
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''Constantine'' is a 2005 American film very loosely based on VertigoComics' ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' comic book, with some plot elements being taken from the "Dangerous Habits" story arc (issues #41-46) and others - such as the inclusion of Papa Midnite - from the "Original Sins" trade paperback. It was released on February 8, 2005 in Hong Kong, and on February 18, 2005 in the U.S. and Canada. It is rated R for violence and demonic images by the MPAA. It also contains [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mild language]].

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''Constantine'' is a 2005 American film very loosely based on VertigoComics' Creator/VertigoComics' ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' comic book, with some plot elements being taken from the "Dangerous Habits" story arc (issues #41-46) and others - such as the inclusion of Papa Midnite - from the "Original Sins" trade paperback. It was released on February 8, 2005 in Hong Kong, and on February 18, 2005 in the U.S. and Canada. It is rated R for violence and demonic images by the MPAA. It also contains [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mild language]].
28th Apr '17 3:55:11 AM Arivne
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** When Constantine mentions the "SpearOfDestiny" and says "Jesus wasn't killed by crucifixion," the Catholic he's responding to replies with "I know, he was killed by a spear. I paid attention in Sunday School, you know." Except in the Bible, Jesus ''was'' killed by crucifixion, and a spear was only used to poke his corpse to demonstrate he was already dead. There are people who think that Jesus was "really" killed by the spear, but those tend to be people who claim the Biblical account is ''wrong''. No one would be able to teach the theory from the Bible, certainly not in Sunday School.
** Not to mention that the main point of the plot, a non-priest exorcist is completelly non acceptable by Catholic doctrine.

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** When Constantine mentions the "SpearOfDestiny" and says "Jesus wasn't killed by crucifixion," the Catholic he's responding to replies with "I know, he was killed by "I'm a spear. Catholic, John. I paid attention in Sunday School, you know.know the Crucifixion story." Except in the Bible, Jesus ''was'' killed by crucifixion, and a spear was only used to poke his corpse to demonstrate he was already dead. There are people who think that Jesus was "really" killed by the spear, but those tend to be people who claim the Biblical account is ''wrong''. No one would be able to teach the theory from the Bible, certainly not in Sunday School.
** Not to mention that the main point of the plot, a non-priest exorcist is completelly non acceptable completely non-acceptable by Catholic doctrine.
28th Apr '17 3:42:21 AM Arivne
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* HesDeadJim: Chaz Kramer is slammed up against the ceiling and down to the floor a few times, leaving him severely injured. He talks with John Constantine for a few seconds, then stops and lies with his eyes open. John turns away and leaves him for dead without even checking his pulse.
25th Apr '17 1:02:55 PM Golondrina
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* ArchangelGabriel: Played by {{Bifauxnen}} TildaSwinton. [[spoiler:Resents God's love for an unworthy humanity and plots to release Hell on Earth so that humanity can earn God's love.]]

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* ArchangelGabriel: Played by {{Bifauxnen}} TildaSwinton.Creator/TildaSwinton. [[spoiler:Resents God's love for an unworthy humanity and plots to release Hell on Earth so that humanity can earn God's love.]]



* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous: TildaSwinton played the ArchangelGabriel.

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* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous: TildaSwinton Creator/TildaSwinton played the ArchangelGabriel.
5th Feb '17 4:43:56 AM Arivne
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* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted. [[spoiler:John dies by suicide, drawing Satan to Earth, gets him to save the world, and only wants Isabel's soul freed from hell. By this act of self-sacrifce, his previous suicide is wiped away and John, still dead, is on his way to Heaven. That is until Satan heals John of his cut wrists ''and'' cancer.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted. [[spoiler:John dies by suicide, drawing Satan to Earth, gets him to save the world, and only wants Isabel's soul freed from hell. Hell. By this act of self-sacrifce, self-sacrifice, his previous suicide is wiped away and John, still dead, is on his way to Heaven. That is until Satan heals John of his cut wrists ''and'' cancer.]]
5th Feb '17 4:37:21 AM Arivne
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* CondensationClue: Constantine is sure that Isabel Dodson didn't commit suicide without leaving a message for her sister Angela. He uses a repeated Armor-Piercing Question on a reluctant Angela to force her to admit that she and Isabel used this technique as children. Angela then breathes on the window in Isabel's room, revealing her final message to her sister.

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* CondensationClue: Constantine is sure that Isabel Dodson didn't commit suicide without leaving a message for her sister Angela. He uses a repeated Armor-Piercing Question ArmorPiercingQuestion on a reluctant Angela to force her to admit that she and Isabel used this technique as children. Angela then breathes on the window in Isabel's room, revealing her final message to her sister.
5th Feb '17 4:35:57 AM Arivne
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* CeilingSmash: Near the end of the movie, [spoiler:Chaz]] is thrown into the ceiling by [[spoiler:Gabriel]] and mortally wounded. He dies a few moments later.

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* CeilingSmash: Near the end of the movie, [spoiler:Chaz]] [[spoiler:Chaz]] is thrown into the ceiling by [[spoiler:Gabriel]] and mortally wounded. He dies a few moments later.
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