Here's the thing about this movie that I'm sure most of you had watch it and the response is 80% good towards it.
I've read Hellblazer (comic book version) and to me, the adaptation was more of "the style" of the comic book series rather than "the spirit" of the comic book series. I'm glad that the director did manage to pull its string through... but still, as a reader, the faithfulness was off by 50%.
Of course, this is the Constantine Hollywood version of it. American instead of British; witty and arogant instead of pity and self-sympathy; and most of all, the coolness which Keanu Reeves couldn't do it.
Yes, tragic characters sell... but then, so does faithfullness. X-Men and Spider-Man had their share of faithfulness. Daredevil, Elektra, Hulk, The Punisher and more had lost it completely.
If I don't know about Hellblazer, I would give this movie a thumb's up, that's my taking of instead of pepper, I take salt. But I've read Hellblazer, so my reaction to this movie wasn't that good.
I haven't read the comics so thought it was pretty OK. Heard after watching the movie there was a short scene after the end credits Bah, missed out. Why do movie directors have to keep sneaking in these scenes at the end when most people won't know better to stay
BTW, thinking this thread should be under 'fantasy movies' instead...