Anyway, I managed to take some time out this afternoon/evening to watch a film that I bought today on a whim. Personally I am glad that I did buy this film on a whim; it was amazing!
So what’s the film, I hear you ask. Well it was Constantine, featuring Keanu Reeves as the main character. And you can say what you want about Keanu, but I think he was pretty good in this film. He plays John Constantine, a guy who kicks demon butt back to Hell. But then it seems that Satan’s son, Mammon not Damian, is trying to cross over onto our plain, which will mean, pretty much, the apocalypse. So, basically, John must stop this from happening.
So John goes to Hell and back , fights both angels and demons, all whilst having lung cancer (why you shouldn’t smoke 30 cigarettes a day since you were 15 years old.)
But our hero gets subdued by none other than Gabriel, who wants Mammon to come through, despite being an angel and of the opposite side (don’t ask me I didn’t write the bloody script). Anyway, John summons Lucifer, who doesn’t want his son to come through (I know, this is getting rather confusing), but also wants John’s soul, as he has sent a lot of Satan’s minions to Hell in his time. So, basically Satan turns Gabriel into a human, makes his son go back to Hell, then tries to take John’s soul, only to realise that John had to sacrifice himself to call him and save the world, and in doing so has commited an act that garantees him a place in heaven.
So Satan, being the whiny, needy b**ch that he is, makes our hero live, curing his lung cancer in the process by ripping it out of him. And John has, thankfully, learnt a couple of lessons; number one being to stop smoking and number two to stop being so selfish.
This film is a bit jumpy in places (I remember a rather freaky bit at the beginning where a girl is possessed by a demon and up on a wall), a bit gory, funny at times and frequently thought provoking. Well worth a watch if you like this sort of thing.