I've never read the comics it was based on, but, I don't think that matters, because it's a cool, or, rather, Incredibly Lame Pun hot
idea. You've got John Constantine, played by Keanu Reeves
who's already awesome, as a psychic, Like a Badass Out of Hell
, chain-smoking with lung cancer, exorcist going up against half-demons with help from half-angels. All the while he's trying to help LAPD Detective Angela Dodson, played by Rachel Weisz
, find out what really
happened to her 'insane', really psychic sister, Isabel
. Isabel spent most of her time going in and out of Ravenscar Hospital's Psych Ward for quite a bit of her life. Like Isabel, Consantine, in his teens, spent time in Ravenscar Hospital, but committed suicide because of his inability to handle his 'gift', so he's also trying to save himself as well. On the way to discovering what happened in Ravenscar, Angela also reawakens her own Psychic Powers
Hell looks freaking scary/awesome and the scavanger demons are a bit meh, but the true demon after the church scenes is awesome. Midnite, Balthazar and Lucifer are also awesome, Chaz is sort of meh, except after the credits.
The ending with Lucifer is cool, but those would be spoilers and we don't want those, do we ? Now, there's a lot of potential Shipping Goggles
in Constantine, especially, with Balthazar and Lucifer. Though, Constantine/Angela
, never kiss or say, "I love you." and are some people's preferred pairing, I like Constantine/Balthazar
it's the "Finger-licking good"-ness of one of my favourites.
Either way, enough about Shipping
, you should, at least, give Constantine a try. You might just like it.