Horror History: CONSTANTINE Was Released 16 Years Ago

On this day in horror history, Francis Lawrence’s Constantine with Keanu Reeves hit theaters in 2005. Alan Moore introduced the character while writing Swamp Thing,

Rachel Weisz (The Mummy) co-starred along with Shia LaBeouf (Disturbia), Tilda Swinton (Suspiria), Djimon Hounsou (Amistad), and Gavin Rossdale (Bush).

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Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello penned the script based on the DC/Vertigo Hellblazer comics. It centers on suicide survivor and demon hunter who’s literally been to hell and back. And he knows that when he dies, he’s got a one-way ticket to Satan’s realm. That is unless he can earn enough goodwill to climb God’s stairway to heaven. Constantine ignites a plot involving angels and demons while helping a policewoman investigate her identical twin’s apparent suicide.

Rated R for violence and demonic images, it sports a 46% on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: Despite solid production values and an intriguing premise, Constantine lacks the focus of another spiritual shoot-em-up: The Matrix.

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