Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
John Constantine is approached by Det. Angela Dodson who needs his help to prove that her twin sister Isabel's death was not a suicide. The dead woman was a devout Catholic and Angela refuses to accept she would have taken her own life. She's asked Constantine for help because he has a reputation for dealing with the mystical. In fact, he is a demon hunter whose sole purpose on Earth is to send demons back to the nether regions. John himself has been to Hell and knows that he is destined to return there on his death - but hopes his good deeds may find him a place in Heaven. As he looks into Isabel's death, he realizes demons are trying to break through to the human world, and his battles lead him into a direct conflict with Satan. Written by
In a deleted scene, Angela is looking over Constantine's arrest and booking report, it lists his date of birth to be 09.02.66, or September 2, 1966. Additionally, it lists his height at 6-1 (or six feet, one inches), weight of 180, hair color as Blk (Black), eyes as Brn (Brown), Complexion as Fair, marital status of Single, and U.S. citizenship. Report details that he was pulled over for a broken taillight, and upon search of the car, gun parts were found, along with a Bible, Catholic cross, and some type of water bottle. Ultimately it was determined there was "insufficient evidence to prosecute". See more »
When Constantine is lying below the broken glass doors, into which he has just been slammed by Gabriel, the shapes of the intact shards remaining in the doors vary from shot to shot. See more »
Possibly one of the greatest supernatural films of all time
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This review penned in 2017, some 12 years after the release.
In this period, Marvel and DC are at each other's throats, each trying to monetize every character, sub-character, plot device and dust bunny from their respective libraries. Regardless of merit. It is all about the dollars.
A story as pure as this one -- penned by Kevin Brodbin -- could never be done today because it lacks the setup for a dozen spinoffs and sequels, as well as the mandatory backstory and product placements.
Sporting two of the most charismatic and photogenic stars of all time, at the peak of their careers, we have a story with no bad lines, no lapses in the arcs, and no time wasted. Just pure, engrossing, film pleasure from beginning to end.
Yes, I know that it was not appreciated in its day. But the future is always the final judge.
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