Constantine (46%) it became one of those films that was poorly received in its time but absolutely loved today. A sequel was confirmed several weeks ago by Warner and now the director declares for The Wrap that he will do everything in his power to make it R-rated; She doesn’t want to retell a story set in the gray grounds of PG-13, now her objective is much clearer.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Constantine presents us with the story of John, an occult expert specialized in hunting dark beings, always willing to return them to their natural plane. It was released in 2005 to rather lamentable reviews, noting that the film did not live up to expectations and that it was not a work worthy of the character read in DC comics.
But the years have changed the situation and Constantine is now a movie respected by the DC fandom, Keanu and cinema in general, a supernatural adventure packed with action and moments as disturbing as they are unforgettable. Francis Lawrencethe director, laments that Warner gave the film a PG-13 rating, furthermore, he talks about his regrets for not having done an R-type story:
One of the biggest things for me about the first one was that we followed, according to Warner, the rules for making a PG-13 movie in terms of violence, gore, language, sexuality. But the ratings board gave us a hard R based on its gray zone of intensity. And my biggest regret is that we have an R-rated movie that’s actually a PG-13 movie. And if I had to go for an R, I would have really made an R-rated movie. I would have made it a lot scarier and a lot more violent and I would have really made an R-rated movie.
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Now Lawrence is completely determined to make the second part a story for adults: “The idea this time, at least for me, is to really try and make a Constantine actual R-rated which is, I think, what people always wanted originally, not the PG-13 version that just gets an R.” Of course fans are waiting to see the product and find out if the Constantine of Keanu and his adventures are as good as before; although this adaptation has considerable differences.
Constantine is an adaptation of hellblazerhorror cartoon created by Allan Moore , Stephen R. Bissette, john totleben and published in 1988 by DC Comics and later by Vertigo. The story focuses on John, a magician, necromancer and demonologist who is dedicated to solving cases related to the occult. The character is a comic book favorite and his name is well known, even among those not connected to the vast world of comics.
Despite Constantine ignoring the original character’s blonde hair, as well as his British nationality, and giving us the dark-haired, Americanized Reeves, many fans considered it a quality adaptation, at least in recent times. John’s world is exotic and seductive, so much so that Warner finally said yes to the sequel and it will arrive in future years. At the moment it does not have a release date but the development is already underway and it will be a pleasant surprise to see the first advances.
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