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Release Date: February 18, 2005

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBoeuf, Tilda Swinton, Djimon Hounsou, and Peter Stormare

Genre: Fantasy/Horror

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 117 minutes

Address Comments To:

Barry M. Meyer, Chairman/CEO
Warner Bros., Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001
Phone: (818) 954-6000
Website: www.movies.warnerbros.com

Content:

(PaPaPa, FRFRFR, AbAb, HH, OO, C, B, LL, VVV, N, A, D, M) Very strong syncretistic pagan worldview where God and Satan are two equal opposing forces, with extreme false religious ideas that twist and pervert Christian theology, including a man who travels in and out of hell at will, a satanic parody of the virgin birth, no difference between good and evil, the angel Gabriel conspires with hell to bring demons to earth, angel tells man that he will surely go to hell for what he has done (his deeds are unclear), and a storyline which says that heaven and hell are equal forces locked in a race to destroy earth, including anti-biblical and anti-Christian content blasphemes against God as an almighty, loving God, and character prays to Satan to solve plot problem, as well as strong humanist viewpoint says that mankind must protect itself against the ambivalent powers of God and Satan, and strong occult content with magical powers and incantations, with a Christian premise in which character is looking for and earns redemption, although the conditions of his search are not of Christianity, nor does he earn redemption through Christ, plus a character attends confession, and there is some Christian iconography, and moral, biblical resolution in which character admits that God has a plan for his life; 17 obscenities and 6 profanities, plus two rude gestures; horrific violence includes scenes in hell, possessed girl terrorizing family and a violent exorcism, demon constructed of locusts attacks man, demon flies eat man, shootings, demons terrorize people and make them kill themselves, suicide, demons and humans in various states of decomposition, man is run over by car but unharmed, cattle drops dead because of spirits, angel thrown into hell, man drowns woman, and punching; woman in bra; priest drinks from flask; constant cigarette smoking, although cancer is shown as a direct result; and, characters show lack of seriousness about God or Satan, suicide is justified, people bargain with Satan, and man is unkind to grieving woman.

Summary:

CONSTANTINE is a gruesome, disgusting movie that radically revises Christian theology for action movie fodder, in a bizarre plot which says that heaven and hell are equal forces locked in a race to destroy earth. Keanu Reeves plays John Constantine, a man who has supernatural abilities to detect and communicate with demons and angels.

Review:

CONSTANTINE is a gruesome, disgusting movie that radically revises Christian theology for action movie fodder. Keanu Reeves plays John Constantine, a man who has supernatural abilities to detect and communicate with demons and angels. After sending some particularly vicious demons back to hell, he realizes that Satan is trying to come to earth and take over. Constantine crosses paths with Angela, who also possesses abilities to communicate with the spirits and who Satan might be using in his plan. John fights demons and even goes to hell and back to halt Satan’s progress.

The biggest problem with CONSTANTINE is that it casts God and Satan as two equal forces that both aim to destroy earth. John Constantine is ambivalent about which one wins, because in this movie’s version of earth, there is no difference between good and evil. Biblical truth is constantly perverted, and at one point there is a satanic parody of the virgin birth. This despicable movie depicts the gruesomeness of hell but fails to take its danger seriously, just as it fails to recognize the saving power of Almighty God’s love. In addition, there is extreme gory violence to make the movie more revolting.

In Brief:

CONSTANTINE is a gruesome, disgusting movie that radically revises Christian theology. Keanu Reeves plays John Constantine, a man who has supernatural abilities to detect and communicate with demons and angels. After sending some particularly vicious demons back to hell, he realizes that Satan is trying to come to earth and take over. Constantine crosses paths with Angela, who also possesses abilities to communicate with the spirits and who Satan might be using in his plan. John fights demons and even goes to hell and back to halt Satan’s progress.

The biggest problem with CONSTANTINE is that it casts God and Satan as two equal forces that both aim to destroy earth. John Constantine is ambivalent about which one wins, because in this movie’s version of earth, there is no difference between good and evil. Biblical truth is constantly perverted, and at one point there is a satanic parody of the virgin birth. This despicable movie depicts the gruesomeness of hell but fails to take its danger seriously, just as it fails to recognize the saving power of the Almighty God’s love. In addition, there is extreme gory violence to make the movie more revolting.