Films

Constantine

John and I got this DVD out last weekend. Starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz. It also has a nice turn by Tilda Swinton as the angel Gabriel.

On the whole a fair way to spend an hour or so. If you have strong Christian faith that does not extend to "artistic licence" then this may not be an option for a Saturday night. If you are not too bothered about people interpreting your faith for entertainment, then you may be fine with this movie. It is certainly not "high" entertainment. It is not cerebral in any way that I can define.

It is pretty much what you expect – a Hollywood movie. It has a hero, who is an anti-hero in many ways. It has a heroine (read "victim to be rescued by said hero"). It has the ultimate baddie, who actually saves the day (out of self-interest of course). You never actually see the ultimate goodie !

One of the goodies is actually not quite so good, although as the saying goes – "the road to hell is paved with good intentions". It is certainly seen from a cynical point of view, where even the 'good' are imperfect.
Fallibility and humanity seem to be imprinted on even the 'divine' or 'semi-divine', but I guess that is our view as humanity.

On the whole, it is good entertainment, just don't expect it to rock your world or challenge your intellect.

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