Retro-Blog: Day 1

Went to see Constantine last night. Premiering the same night as another comic-inspired movie (Son of the Mask), I have a feeling it will be around quite a bit longer. It was pretty good as comic movies go, but pretty awful, theology-wise. I guess I can't expect much better speculation on God from comics and Hollywood, but I can always hope. I often find it fascinating to see people's views of spiritual warfare, but I get tired of the depiction of God as a "hands-off" deity who only uses us as pawns in His games. The film, otherwise, was well done, and Keanu Reeves turns a good performance in the title roll. Constantine was based on a DC Comics character from their "Mature Readers" line. Maybe things bode well for other upcoming DC Comics movies (you know: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman...)

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