Constantine is an underrated gemand its now on netflix a bad hellblazer adaptation. Visual effects were used in practically every scene in this movie, covering every single 3d process. Must watch dc comics tribute movie video hd superman batman watchmen constantine super bowl. With a screenplay by kevin brodbin and frank cappello, the film is based on dc comics hellblazer. Aug 04, 2018 when the film starts, the great detente is failing. The emperor constantine by his conversion to christianity, the faith of his mother helena was what made christianity the faith of europe. If you can get past this terrible transfer on to dvd, then you might want to buy this. Constantine and the cross constantine the great full movie. Keanu reeves, rachel weisz, djimon hounsou, shia labeouf, max baker, pruitt taylor vince, gavin rossdale, tilda swinton, peter stormare, jesse ramirez, jose zuniga, francis guinan, francis lawrence, akiva goldsman, benjamin melniker, cherylanne martin, frank a.
Aug 10, 2018 the roman emperor constantine c 280 337 a. The byzantine empire, also known as the second rome, began with constantine the great. With keanu reeves, rachel weisz, djimon hounsou, shia labeouf. Constantine s faith was still imprecise, but few questioned its authenticity. Constantine and the cross 1962 sharper image youtube. The movie was released in 2005 and was not very well received by. Dec 09, 2016 based on dcs hellblazer comic series, constantine hit theaters in february 2005, starring keanu reeves as john constantine. Oct 22, 2008 constantine is a perfect example of the important role digital visual effects play in creating a great movie. I loved the fact that even when he was dying he flipped off the devil.
We look at constantine s conversion at the battle of milvian bridge, his attempts to. John constantine constantine movie dc database fandom. The movie made some major changesin the comics, john constantine is. Oct 8, 2014 constantine 2005, 2005 movies, drama, horror, fantasy, download english movie, 720p, 1080p, latest movie. This movie has several great actors in it, and they are brilliant as well its not really a horror film, but more of a thriller. The movie rotten romans 2019 satiric childrens film based on the boudica revolt. Aug 01, 2018 constantine is an underrated gemand its now on netflix a bad hellblazer adaptation. Great movie to watch and discuss your take on how earth is the battle ground for angels and demons good vs. A snarky, cynical, embittered occult detective with a penchant for cigaret. When constantine the great died in 337, constantine ii and his brothers, constans and constantius ii.
Part one of six, this video plays more like a movie. Check out our editors picks to get the lowdown on the movies and shows were looking forward to this month. Controversial constantine christian history christianity. It is gripping, exciting, and captivates its audience. The second son of constantine the great ruled 306337, he was given the title of caesar by his father on march 1, 317. Battle for the western empire emperor constantine the great. Apart from the usual docudrama problems it works fairly well.
John constantine was portrayed by quinn buniel as a child, connor dylan wryn as a teenager and keanu reeves an adult. In the tiein video game, john was voiced by william hope. Biopic of constantine the great, set between 293312 ad, from his days as tribune to his accession as roman emperor of gaul under the tetrarchy system and ending with his battle against the usurper roman emperor maxentius in rome. The site of the church is only about 150 to 200 meters from where the emperor constantine fought his rival maxentius at the battle of the. Constantine the great ad 280337 was one of romes most powerful and successful emperors and the first to selfidentify as a christian. Constantine wis the son o flavius valerius constantius, a roman airmy officer, an his consort helena. Number one, is the main antagonist of disneys 2014 film muppets most wanted, sequel to the 2011 film.
He is known for his economic, political, and military achievements, as well as his religious reforms. There was a nice documentary about emperor penguins, however, at sundance this year. Costantino il grande is a 1961 historical drama film about the. Constantine reigned during the 4th century ce and is known for attempting to christianize the roman empire. The special effects are wonderful and the acting is great.
May 31, 2014 this video covers the life and reign of constantine the great, the first christian emperor of the roman empire. One of the most outstanding visual effects was the process of creating the demons from hell and bringing them to live. Keanu reeves says he would love to come back to the world of constantine. In 314 constantine sent a message to the assembled bishops at the council of arles. Based on the popular hellblazer comic book series, and directed with nary a shred of intelligence by music video veteran francis lawrence, its basically the matrix with swarming demons instead of swarming machines. But constantine is most famous for laying the foundation for christianity to become the dominant religion in europe. By adopting christianity as the religion of the vast roman empire, he elevated a once illegal cult to the law of the land. Based on the wildly popular dc comics series hellblazer, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult john constantine matt ryan, criminal minds specializes in. Gladiator writer turns to constantine movies empire. Constantinealso known as emperor constantine i or constantine the greatdecreed tolerance for christians in the edict of milan, convened an ecumenical council to discuss christian dogma and heresy, and constructed christian edifices in his new capital city byzantiumconstantinople, now istanbul. Constantine 2005 constantine movie, free movies online. See more ideas about john constantine, constantine movie and constantine hellblazer.
Constantinealso known as emperor constantine i or constantine the greatdecreed tolerance for christians in the edict of milan, convened an ecumenical council to discuss christian dogma and heresy, and constructed christian edifices in his. He made the persecution of christians illegal by signing the edict of milan in 3 and helped spread the religion by bankrolling churchbuilding projects, commissioning new copies of the bible, and summoning councils of theologians to hammer out the religions doctrinal kinks. The story kept me engaged and the way even though the movie is a few years old. Not a new movie involving the dc comics warlock although that may. May 19, 2019 keanu reeves says he would love to come back to the world of constantine. Learn about the battles between constantine and maxentius for control over the roman empire.
The part of he movie that focuses on his personal life is pure. Ad 272 22 may ad 337, also known as constantine i, was a roman emperor who ruled between ad 306 and 337. I personally think keanu did a great job as his version of constantine. The movie was released in 2005 and was not very well received by fans of the source material or by critics. Baynes began a historiographic tradition with constantine the great and the christian church 1929 which presents constantine as a committed christian, reinforced by andreas alfoldis the conversion of constantine and pagan rome 1948, and timothy barness constantine and eusebius 1981 is the culmination of this trend. Its not about the emperor at all, but about a man who can see the world behind the world, and is waging war against the scavengers of the damned. The first constantine was released in february of 2005 and constantine 2 being released in february of 2017 would fit. There are a few graphic images but nothing too terrible. At the council of nicea, constantine the great settled christian doctrine for the ages. Constantine i, who came to be known as constantine the great, was a roman emperor at the beginning of the 4th century, who won several important battles to reunite the roman empire under one emperor after decades of internal conflict. Constantine the great this is a historical movie about emperor constantine. In the grand scheme of theological thrillers, constantine aspires for the greatness of the exorcist but ranks more closely with the order.
Based on the wildly popular dc comics series hellblazer, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult john constantine. Based on the groundbreaking dcvertigo comic book hellblazer, keanu reeves plays john constantine, a modernday mystic on a personal quest to send demons hiding on earth back to hell. Nbcs constantine is based on the dc comic hellblazer and follows seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult john constantine as he hunts the demons th. With a screenplay by kevin brodbin and frank cappello, the film is based on dc. With john savage, randy vasquez, andrew james allen, colby chester. Jul 30, 2018 the site of the church is only about 150 to 200 meters from where the emperor constantine fought his rival maxentius at the battle of the milvian bridge on october 28, 312 ce and in close. Constantine is a mediocre film, a visual feat that is hollow in its story, yet tries too hard at grabbing your attention with a good sense of visuals, which is pretty much what this delivers in. It would allow it to not get crowded out by star wars episode whatever and would unofficially kick of the comic book season. Constantine was born on february 27, probably in 272, in the military town of naissusmodern nis in eastern yugoslavia. This video covers the life and reign of constantine the great, the first christian emperor of the roman empire. Biopic of constantine the great, set between 293312 ad, from his days as tribune to his accession as roman emperor of gaul under the.
Born in naissus, in dacia ripensis, the city now known as nis in serbia, he was the. The best thing that can be said about these next two episodes is that they recreate the props and sets superbly. There are full demons walking the earth, and constantine soon partners with an lapd officer rachel weisz whose twin sisters death is. Rachel weisz, shia labeouf, tilda swinton, pruitt taylor vince, djimon hounsou, gavin rossdale, and peter stormare costar. With cornel wilde, belinda lee, massimo serato, christine kaufmann. As such it deals with a lot of religious issues that are of necessity simplified. Constantine is a perfect example of the important role digital visual effects play in creating a great movie. Huge potential on the development of the storyline. Cappello, garth ennis, jamie delano, kevin brodbin. The great emperor constantines victory at milvian bridge in ad 312 forever changed the path of western civilization as we know it. More importantly than that, after the action of this film is over, constantine convened the council of nicaea which essentially was the body that organized the bible. He is the worlds number one criminal and a doppelganger of kermit the frog, performed by matt vogel.
Its just so interesting, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Art, literature, and government were preserved by this society that worked to spread christianity as well. Constantine is a 2005 american occult detective film directed by francis lawrence, in his featurelength directorial debut, and starring keanu reeves as john constantine. Based on dcs hellblazer comic series, constantine hit theaters in february 2005, starring keanu reeves as john constantine. No, constantine is not part of a trilogy including troy and alexander. This is an epic recounting the early career and conversion of constantine the great, the first christian roman emperor. Constantine, the most underrated dc comics movie, is on.
Its about constantine the great, the first christian emperor. He nails the cynic part of john constantine described in the comics. Rachel weisz, shia labeouf, tilda swinton, pruitt taylor vince, and djimon hounsou costar. Constantine the great definition, roman emperor 324337. Number two, he sets out to steal an enormous diamond in the 2014 muppet sequel.
One of the most outstanding visual effects was the process of creating the demons from hell and bringing them to live onscreen. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Now, being christian myself i was very eager to watch the only to my knowledge film about constantine the great 272337, roman emperor 306 to 337 and especially the miraculous event which occurred in 312 when following a prophetic dream this emperor decided to adopt christian cross as the sign of his army for the incoming decisive battle. When constantine the great died in 337, constantine ii and his brothers, constans and constantius ii, each adopted the title. Supernatural exorcist and demonologist john constantine helps a policewoman prove her sisters death was not a suicide, but something more.
Constantines faith was still imprecise, but few questioned its authenticity. Constantine is an underrated gemand its now on netflix. This page lists films set in the city of rome during the roman kingdom, the roman republic. The story of roman emperor constantine the great, who united the roman empire in 324 a.308 1082 197 828 654 518 1356 103 57 191 1221 1394 1524 1402 323 181 397 1120 103 1254 945 1368 774 1247 1042 784 1152 1084 1320 1438 27 1390 1400 1466