Movie Review: Constantine

Last night I got a chance to see Constantine. Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer and written by Kevin Brodbin, Mark Bomback and Frank Capello, Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), who has literally been to hell and back. The film, like too many of the most recent films, is based off a comic, which alongside all the remakes of 70’s movies that have been done lately, may be the reason movie theater attendance is down this year. All in all the movie was pretty good, but unless you’re a fan of either Reeves or of pseudo-theologic fantasy flicks — in other words, unless you enjoyed The Matrix: Revolutions — you may well want to skip this one. Lucky for me, I like both action and pseudo-theological fantasy. Oh, and Reeves isn’t bad, either.