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This is one of the worst comic book adaptations into a film ever made.

Hellblazer was an intriguing,brilliant comic book. "Constantine", on the other side is just boring, stupid and muddled film, with ugly visuals and terrible performances. Keanu Reeves just repeats again his role of "Neo" in this inane, poorly made film, without any thrill or interesting element. It fails both as an action film and as a horror film. "Constantine" has a horrible plot, horrible performances and horrible visuals.

This film doesn't have any single redeeming value.

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Cool !
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.
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Underrated Movie
I watched this movie recently, and I thought it was pretty good. The action was good, the characters were believable, and the story was compelling. Plus even if a movie like this isn't your cup of tea, you've got to agree that this is a good exchange:

Angela: I don't believe in the Devil.
Constantine: You should. He believes in you.

The one thing I didn't like, though, was the super-bizarre idea the script writers had to make the archangel Gabriel a shemale who fights worse than he/she dresses. Fortunately, he/she doesn't appear in the movie that much, so it's not that big a deal.

Overall, if you haven't seen this movie yet, I recommend it. :)
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