CONSTANTINE [ 2005 ], directed by #francislawrence
One of #dc
‘s most iconic characters gets his own movie adaptation, and a decent one indeed. I just don’t get it why they don’t make ‘em like this anymore. 🤔
Honestly, this film surprised me. It’s execution of a typical story is very impressive. An overused concept of evil vs. semi-good has been around forever, and it seemed at first, as if nothing new could have been done, but this one manages to be simple, yet effective and interesting.
A hard smoker, who just happens to be a powerful exorcist, named John #constantine
) struggles to keep balance between the two worlds, by keeping evil at bay and “deporting” it back to hell, if necessary. It is until he meets a mysterious woman (#rachelweisz
), who’s twin sister commits suicide, and she wants to know the motives.
Now, visually, for it’s release time period, the film is, more or less, looking good. The #cgi
, of course, could have been better, but it could also have been worse. The only major issue I had with this film is the lack of focus plot wise, as well as uneven pacing. It takes longer then it should have, to point out exactly what are the intentions of the “antagonist” (which, by the way, isn’t properly revealed), thus making the story, overall, kinda messy.
But on the other hand we have an excellent cast, which also includes #tildaswinton
(who’s character, by the way, was completely mistreated, even wasted), #peterstormare
, and others.
If not for some lazy writing decisions, this movie could have been so much better. And yet, I do not dislike it. In fact, I think it’s a lot of fun, and is, somewhat, underrated.
All in all, it is more then just a watchable piece, but you’d have to turn your brain off completely, when watching it, to avoid any logic bumps on the way.
It is that exact film that wasn’t able to reach it’s full potential, but didn’t exactly waste it either. I’m scoring it 7/10, for Reeves’ sake and his charismatic, as always, performance.
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