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A review by ROCKSOLIDUS
 

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This movie is NOT A SEQUEL TO THE EXORCIST!!
From the trailers and previews and maybe even the biblical name, you might be led to believe that this is a sequel, but no. This screenplay is highly original while incorporating some sci-phi into a cool usage of demons, heaven and earth.
 
John Constantine(Keanu Reeves) committed suicide at an early age because he heard and saw demons that nobody else could, big mistake. As a Catholic, Constantine commiting suicide is shoved straight to Hell, no questions asked. But I have one question, if he committed suicide, and drinks, smokes, kills and does all these things that he never repented in the movie at least, how is he still a Catholic?
 
Although, his heart did stop for only a few "earthly" minutes, his absorbance in the underworld is quite enough to make him want to be received by the higher power.Trying to redeem himself in God's eyes, Constantine executes and deports obviously apparent computer generated demons inhabiting certain earth beings. For the many hundreds and thousands of evils he had sent back, he still had no chance in heaven.....until Angela(Rachel Weisz) encountered a revelation.
 
There are some parts of the movie that leave things unclear on the story line. For instance, why did Constantine have the power to interact with demons in the first place? How did Lucifer come to Earth without God coming down to partake in the action??
In all, the movie is awesome and entertains the audience with a fiction adaptation of the bible and religious concepts.
 
Good Points:
-The usage of the phrase "My name is Constantine, John Constantine asshole."
-A unique interpretation, however meant to be fiction, philisophical conepts
 
Bad Points:
-The computer graphic demons are "golem-ish", a little bit un-conceivable by the standards of a regular moviegoer like umm, myself
-Some things left unclear, but to the imagination maybe??
 
Rating: 8.5/10

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