Sunday, August 29, 2010

Why John Constantine?

If you've got a problem with the occult, and no one else can help... go find Dr. Strange, Daimon Hellstrom or Dr. Thirteen. Pray you don't ever get desperate enough to need John Constantine. Because the scouse mage, supernatural conman, and devil-taunting hellblazer is not a man you should ever wish to turn to in a crisis. John Constantine is good at helping one person, and one person only: John Constantine. Just ask his friends or family - well, you could if they weren't all burning in hell, possessed by demons or getting their insides ripped out by serial killers. (Yeah, there is Chas. Somehow Chas manges to survive everything John throws at him. Lucky bastard... if you can call that lucky.) Count on one thing - if you're in trouble and John Constantine gets involved, things are going to get much worse before they get better.

Why John Constantine? The real question is: why has it taken us so long?


  1. Never read the comics, but loved the movie, so I guess I could give it a shot : )

  2. my knowledge is almost entirely based on the film (which is unfaithful as all hell but not bad per se) and that one Zatanna vertigo comic with him in. Still, nothing that a bit of bonus research can't fix!

  3. The film was well-intentioned, reasonably well written, and made a decent stab at Constantine's back story.

    Unfortunately it suffered from the Worst. Casting. Decision. EVER.

    Still, that's just the kind of luck John Constantine always has - just bloody typical he'd get Keanu!

  4. Yeah, if you take the movie at completely face value, and approach it as an original property, ignoring the books, it's a clever and entertaining (if not mind blowing or perfect) movie. Really, they should have called it "Keanu: Demon Hunter".


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