Peter Stormore’s portrayal of the devil is right up there with Heath Ledger’s Joker
Simple, Keanu Reeves is so nice that both Hell and Heaven want his soul
I like how even Lucifer has a code, NOT only did he offer an extension but was willingly to let go of an innocent pure soul just to get the one he hates the most, down to curing a terminal illness.
Fun fact: because constantine cut his finger tendon, he was unable to give the middle finger to lucifer, it was the big man who gave it.
Giving the Devil a white suit drenched in black was a stunning choice of costume design. How did this not get more notice?
Imagine saying the devil cured my cancer so he could have anothe shot at claiming my soul for hell?
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This movie was so underrated. The portrayal of Satan was pure genius.
Peter Stormare is so phenomenal in this film. Eventhough he’s in it for a very limited time he absolutely steals it.
I love how cleverly written this twist is, that Constantine committed suicide to summon the Devil in order to stop the birth of the antichrist even though he, and we the audience, know he is a doomed soul destined for Hell. You think that because he denied the extension and wanted Isabella returned from Hell instead, that that was the sacrifice, but he had already made the sacrifice and redeemed himself by stopping the antichrist, and then to top it all off, to spite God and John, he takes the tar ( constan connections made between smoking = fire = hell) from inside of John, and tells him he’s gotta prove himself worthy (hoping John will sin again in the future so he can take his soul), basically giving John a clean slate. Gabriel also gets a clean slate and is actually gifted Human life which is like a reward as Humans are above Angels to God, as she says so herself, even though she tried to release the antichrist, but She hates it straight away, like Lucifer she is a fallen angel, (which is why she goes back in the pool) to try to drown herself because she somehow thinks she will be guaranteed to Heaven, but throughout the whole film we see that drowning brings you to hell. And from a historical perspective, it was rumoured that suicide was introduced as a Sin in Christianity after it was noted that after Jon the Baptist had baptised his followers, they would try to drown themselves in thinking they were saved after being baptised. This brings us back full circle to why John was doomed to Hell in the first place.
Love how he acts all dramatic for a second when he goes to grant his wish then it’s just done effortlessly. The badass/childish combo