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YMMV: Constantine
  • Foe Yay: Balthazar and Lucifer towards Constantine. He's not liking all the hellish attention he gets.
  • Iron Woobie: Constantine.
  • Meta Casting: Keanu Reeves was a very... odd choice to play John Constantine, but as it says elsewhere, the movie is good if you don't mind its In Name Only connection to the comic book. So as long as the protagonist doesn't have to be a fast-talking cockney scouse Anti-Hero... who better for the role than The Devil's Advocate?
  • Mis-blamed: Connected to the above, Reeves is blamed for pretty much every alteration between the movie and the original source material, apparently solely based on the rumors that he couldn't do the proper accent. Casting Reeves was apparently one of the last things done for the movie, after all the other changes had already been decided on.
  • Nausea Fuel: Satan sticking his hands in Constantine's chest and ripping out cancer tissue.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Hell and the demons inhabiting it aren't pretty.
    • The novelization is even worse, as it goes into some of the torments in-depth, such as the buildings being built from bricks that are actually damned souls (many of whom are inquisitors from the Spanish Inquisition among them).
  • One-Scene Wonder: Peter Stormare as Satan. This is why Stormare is one of the patron saints of One-Scene Wonders.
    Lucifer: Hello, Jooohhhn...Jooohhnn, hello....
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The problem with adaptations of Alan Moore's work.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Commit suicide, even if it's committed while you're possessed by a demon? You're going to Hell, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. May also count as Values Dissonance since this is believed in several religions.
    • For that matter, what exactly differentiates between performing a Heroic Sacrifice and Suicide? Constantine killed himself to save the world and he's saved by God. Isabel does it and she's condemned to hell? Made worse if we assume that Angela was always meant as the real target, but in that case, making a pair of twins psychic and both vulnerable to possession paints God as a massive dick.
      • In fairness, Constantine at one point refers to God as "a kid with an antfarm", which he certainly could be if people don't like how he plans out our lives. Certain elements of the movie could possibly be considered a Gambit (or some sort) by God, but it's still kind of jarring.
      • One's eternal destiny is sealed at the moment of death. The possession may excuse the suicide, on account of lack of control over one's faculties, but it does not expiate the act of divination that resulted in the possession in the first place. Isabel was damned not for suicide, but for divination.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: This movie has the coolest looking adaptation of Hell seen in cinema thus far. And the demon made of insects looks particularly awesome as well.
    • Special mention goes to the scene of Angela getting dragged through the building by an invisible force. This troper remembers sitting in the theater when the trailer premiered, jaw on the floor, and agreeing with her father that she was sure as hell going to see that movie.
  • What The Hell, Casting Agency?: Keanu Reeves as Constantine. Shia LeBeouf as Chas. What the hell indeed.
    • As previously mentioned under other tropes on this page, if you ignore the connection between the movie and Hellblazer, the casting choices are not so bad.

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