Keanu Reeves is the man! In this movie the man Constantine. John Constantine. An exorcist and demon hunter professionale, who smokes thirty cigarettes a day and is teetering on the edge between this world and hell. He has a few tricks up his sleeve, though, and he has an apprentice he likes to leave waiting in the cab.
It's a movie full of religious references, but probably not like you've seen before. It doesn't feel angled. It's like religion with a good dose of science fiction; with the myth and 'legend' intact. It really brings you into the fight between Heaven and Hell in a new way, and I like it! It's grim, it's eerie, it's foul and fiery and full of demons. The plot's a real killer too, and as for genre... it's like an action thriller with a bit of horror mixed in.
Again (recent cases being Four Brothers and The Island), this was one of those movies I've seen before that I wasn't expecting that much from, but it was better than I remembered! The atmosphere builds up masterfully, and New York's turned into a different world. It's a bit like Underworld, but a bit less material, and a bit more serious, and a bit more cynical and dark. It's got Shia Lebouf too! And Peter Stormare as the one and only... among many others. I like it. I like Gabriel - the unconventional villian. I like how even at the end not all is revealed, and the special effects have stood their test of time well. Great watch.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle