Constantine: City of Demons

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"To stop a devil, you must summon a bigger one."
  • R
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 7.3  (9,222)

Constantine: City of Demons is a 2018 animated movie that revolves around the character of John Constantine, a supernatural detective who is known for his dark and gritty demeanor. The film acts as a prequel to the live-action TV series, 'Constantine,' and revolves around the early days of John's career when he is still a novice in the field of paranormal investigations. The movie, directed by Doug Murphy, stars Matt Ryan as John Constantine, Laura Bailey as Asa the Nightmare Nurse, and Robin Atkin Downes as Nergal.

The story begins with the sudden death of a young girl named Trish, who is possessed by a malevolent demon, which leads John to dig deep into the supernatural world, planning to put an end to this demonic possession. Very soon, John realizes that the malevolent demon responsible for Trish's death is spreading her darkness throughout the city, and if he doesn't stop her, many more people could lose their lives. In his attempt to end the demon's reign of terror, John is forced to confront the mistakes of his past and face his greatest fears.

As John plunges deeper into the case, he learns about the existence of a realm called 'The House of Mystery,' where countless souls are trapped between life and death. To make things worse, he discovers that the demon he's after has a connection to a sinister cult that wants to use Trish's death to summon a powerful demon named 'The Dragon' to bring about chaos and destruction. In his quest to save the city, John must battle unworldly entities, navigate the dangerous turf of the demon underworld, and confront his own demons that continue to haunt him.

One of the striking aspects of the movie is its intensity and grimness, which is typical of the Constantine character. The film is not for the faint of heart, as it explores its demon-realms with a raw passion that would give any seasoned horror fan a chilling thrill. The animation style of the movie beautifully captures the dark and brooding atmosphere of John's world, with its dim and shadowy color scheme, which perfectly matches the macabre themes of the story. The voice cast does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life and infusing them with their unique personalities.

The movie doesn't shy from the gritty subject matter and touches upon some mature themes that perfectly mirror John's persona. The movie delves into the complexities of John's personality, the demons that torment him, and his strained relationship with humanity. It shows how his thirst for knowledge, his charisma and reckless personality often come into conflict, particularly when dealing with people who he tries to save from the demon's wrath.

What sets Constantine: City of Demons apart is its unique blend of horror, suspense and action. While there is ample grotesque and unsettling imagery throughout the narrative, the film also contains some visually stunning and action-packed sequences that will keep the audience hooked. The movie also amps up the stakes for John, putting him in intense situations where he must fight for his life and the fate of his city. Also, the movie does not shy away from exploring the bonds he shares with other paranormal beings, especially the Nightmare Nurse, which hints at a romantic dynamic between the two characters.

Overall, Constantine: City of Demons is an excellent movie for fans of the character, the comic-book genre or anyone who loves a good action-horror flick. It manages to capture the essence of the Constantine persona, while also providing a darker insight into the character's psyche and his complex relationship with the arcane. The film is intense, violent, and encapsulates the spirit of the character, which will undoubtedly satisfy fans of the comics or those who want to experience what makes John an appealing and relatable antihero.

Constantine: City of Demons is a 2018 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

Constantine: City of Demons
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    7.3  (9,222)