Constantine: City of Demons is one of the later entries to the DC Animated Universe they started with the Flashpoint movie. John Constantine is definitely not as famous as Batman or Superman, but Keanu Reeves did famously play him in the mid-2000s. Though when I was watching that movie, I had no idea it was connected to DC Comics.
Taking place sometime after Justice league Dark, John Constantine is doing his regular business in England until he’s approached by his friend from childhood.
His friend’s daughter is in a coma and nobody in the scientific or medical world can figure out why. He figures it may be connected to the dark spiritual world.
And sure enough she’s definitely caught in the web of dark magic. With her very soul being trapped in hell.
Turns out it’s a demon behind the the scenes, pulling the strings. And it was ironically John Constantine who brought him to Earth many years ago and he’s regretted it ever since. Can he defeat this hellish foe?
To be perfectly honest, Constantine: City of Demons is an okay film. It’s surprisingly gory, while the DC animated movies haven’t been free of blood, but this one’s on a whole different level. I couldn’t even remotely watch this with the kids around, without inducing nightmares and therapy. The cartoon movie could have been better, but DC has done a lot worse.
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A lot of people were disappointed and pissed off by the Keanu Reeves version of “Constantine” because the writers did not make Constantine bisexual like he is in the comics.