Constantine

Constantine (2005)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine manages to get the mirror through the window he falls on his back. To the right on the screen a chair lies on the floor beside a dresser. A few shots later when it cuts to Constantine getting up we can see the chair has changed position as its back now covers the opening of the dresser. (00:08:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the pool when Constantine grabs the possessed Angela, he grabs her by her head with both hands. When it cuts he's holding onto her shoulders. (01:26:40)

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Factual error: When Angela is watching the security video on her laptop of her sister committing suicide, you can see she's playing it using Quicktime. She rewinds a couple of seconds by clicking on the first button of the video player. Actually, when you click this button, it takes you to the beginning of the video. The second button would have rewound it a short time. (00:25:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine gives Baltazar the final punch you can see Baltazar's tie lying on his chest. When it cuts from behind him his tie is over his shoulder. In the next shot it's back on his chest. (01:10:55)

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Continuity mistake: Constantine catches a spider under a glass and blows some smoke in it. The amount of smoke in the glass differs between shots. (00:33:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where John commits suicide by slitting his wrist, the soles of his shoes go from brand new and unmarked (quite clearly seen in a couple of close up shots) to scuffed and worn (also seen quite well in a couple of shots). (01:34:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine is preaching over the possessed girl it cuts to a close-up of the chubby Thai man, we can see the man standing beside him has his head turned to right. His head change from being turned to right to left between the shots. (00:07:25)

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Continuity mistake: When the mirror has been brought and Constantine tells them to tie the cord to it we can see one of them tying it. When Constantine says "Close your eyes" it cuts and we can see the man has suddenly stopped tying the cord and is now holding onto the mirror. (00:07:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Lucifer lights Constantine's smoke he has his left arm down, then he closes the Zippo and it cuts. Now his left arm is up. (01:37:05)

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Continuity mistake: There is a close up shot, when John slits his wrist, of the blood seeping around his watch. It is an integral part of the scene, yet moments later, when viewed from above, the blood is nowhere near the watch.

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Continuity mistake: When Chas is in his car talking to his mirror you see him holding his right hand on the steering wheel. When Constantine calls for him it cuts and you see Chas resting his arm on the seat beside him instead. (00:06:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine gives Angela Isabel's name tag, Angela is holding the tag so that half the tag is between her fingers and the rest of the half inside her hand. When it cuts half the tag is still between her fingers but the rest of the half is now outside her fist. (00:44:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine gets thrown into the glass paned door at the end just before he slashes his wrists, every time it cuts to the scene showing the door the broken glass left in the door is always in a different pattern. (01:32:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Father Hennessy stabs himself with the cork opener the items around him change position between the shots. (00:47:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Angela visits Constantine you can see an ash tray and two bottles along with other stuff on Constantine's table. Later, when the demons fly outside Constantine's window, as the camera moves over the table you can see all items has suddenly been removed from the table. (00:34:40 - 00:36:10)

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Factual error: Rachel Weisz fires approximately 29 shots from her semi-automatic handgun without reloading - vastly more shots than her gun can hold.

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Continuity mistake: After Constantine has thrown the holy water at Baltazar you can see Baltazar stretching out both hands to grab Constantine. When it cuts, Baltazar grabs Constantine by his throat with only one hand . (01:09:55)

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Continuity mistake: When the Mexican picks up the Spear of Destiny, his grip on it changes between the shots. (00:01:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine and Chas comes to Midnite's bar and the bouncer holds up the card, we see him holding the card between his thumb, index finger and middle finger. When it cuts, he holds it between his thumb and index finger only. (00:28:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine pulls the rope attached to the mirror the distance between his hands on the rope change several times between the shots. (00:08:05)

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John Constantine: When I was a kid, I could see things. Things humans aren't supposed to see. Things you shouldn't have to see. My parents were normal. They did what most people would do. They made it worse. You think you're crazy long enough, you find a way out.
Angela Dodson: You tried to kill yourself.
John Constantine: I didn't "try" anything.

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Trivia: The name of the Mexican guy who found the Spear of Destiny is Manuel. (It's revealed in the opening scene, when his fellow calls after him in Spanish.) Manuel is the Spanish form if Immanuel, the name of the Messiah according to the Book of Isaiah. Occult interpretations of the Bible commonly claim that Immanuel will be the name of Antichrist.

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Question: Even though Isabel committed suicide, shouldn't she have gone to heaven? She willfully sacrificed herself to insure that Mammon couldn't cross on to earth so in a way, she was saving billions of people, so that should have guaranteed her entry into heaven.

Answer: Sin for a good reason is still sin, and as Gabriel says earlier, you can't buy your way into Heaven. Real Catholic dogma, however, doesn't hold the mentally ill as condemned for committing suicide.

Greg Dwyer

Except Isabel wasn't mentally ill. She saw angels and demons just like Constantine did. It was her parents who believed she was mentally ill.

While suicide is a mortal sin, it's shown later (as in major plot point) that sacrificing yourself to save the world is a redeeming act.

Yes, but Constantine also said "My parents were normal. They did what most parents would do. They made it worse. You think you're crazy long enough, you find a way out" which could relate to Isabel losing her sanity in a way as well because of her family and how they saw her. The whole Isabel's sacrifice is added by the novelization but the movie is ambiguous about the suicide.

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Except Isabel wasn't mentally ill. She saw half breeds just like John did.

Answer: It is shown in the movie that it was Balthazar who whispered into her ear, gave her suggestions. Eventually she committed suicide to escape that, to escape her torment. She certainly didn't sacrifice herself to keep Mammon out because Mammon needed twin psychics, one in hell and one on Earth to do it, which Balthazar achieved for him.

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The film doesn't give information about the need of having one twin in hell and the other on earth to complete Mammon's plan; the movie states Mammon needs a powerful psychic and God's help. It isn't shown either that Balthazar was the one whispering to Isabel's ear considering she was apparently hearing Hellspeak, but no individual besides her appeared on the death scene; therefore, it was left ambiguous. Otherwise, provide evidence of the statement above.

When John and Angela are walking back to the elevator after taking care of Balthasar they specifically mention Mammon needed twin psychics. The only reason would be for their connection. One is in hell, the other on Earth. Through their connection Mammon is able to posses Angela. As for the second thing. When Isabel commits suicide you both hear Balthasar whisper to her and she has the mark on her wrist, like Hennessy had on his hand palm, the sign of Mammon. They wanted her in Hell.

lionhead

The dialogue, when they are walking towards the elevator, is "Constantine: Beeman said Mammon needed divine assistance to cross over. How's the blood of God's only son? Ángela: The stains on the spear. Constantine: Yeah. Ángela: So he gets the spear. He still has to locate a powerful psychic. Constantine: Not really. Ángela: Twins." Angela says "twins" after hearing Constantine say "Not really." (while looking at her) which made Angela realise that she was Isabel's replacement as a powerful psychic since they had the same gift, but the former's was dormant up until that moment. It's not because the plan needed one in hell and the other on earth. That's never stated as far as we know from the information provided by the film. As for Balthazar, it's never stated it was him who whispered to Isabel. That's an assumption based on hearing the voice alone. Also, the mark appeared on the guy's hand at beginning of the film after he found the spear and Balthazar was probably not there.

It's not an assumption when it's his voice. It doesn't all have to be "stated." And the whole twin part is just a coincidence? Are you saying Gabriel and Balthasar found twin psychics so they have a backup if one of them dies? That's ridiculous. They needed twin psychics specifically, and they make one of them commit suicide. That's not just a random thing, it's what needed to be done. And it's Mammon's sign, not Balthasar's.

lionhead

It's an assumption because there is insufficient evidence to prove it, and there were other voices in the film to assume it was specifically Balthazar's given that Angela heard a similar voice calling her name when she was in hell and Mammon appeared, which could indicate that maybe it was Mammon who whispered to Isabel too but still not clear though. It's more speculation. Yes, not everything has to be stated since some things are implicitly given although it also depends because it can become ambiguous if it lack details which is open to interpretation, but the movie dismisses any possibility of your theory of "one in hell and the other on earth" by stating what the "villain" needed and with that the argument doesn't work. Otherwise, it would be a plot hole for creating an inconsistency with the rules established before. Angela just realised she was the powerful psychic since they had the same gift, so Mammon didn't have to locate another one since it was there in the other twin.

There is no inconsistency with the rules, there is help from god, there is a psychic. All that fits, the Hell Bible just wasn't specific enough, they didn't know the full plan. There is something significant about them being twins. Both because Isabel was killed and Angela and Constantine realise that's what Mammon was looking for.

Now, all that is just speculation, and misinterpretation of what has been explained in the reply above yours. Not continuing the discussion.

Answer: The film itself can't be blamed for that really because it was left ambiguous; the novelization added the part of Isabel's sacrifice to the story. If we go by what the film gave us then Isabel might have been an unstable person considering even Angela didn't back her up about what they could see which could've led her to believe that maybe she was indeed crazy, and as Constantine said "You think you're crazy long enough, you find a way out." Perhaps she just wanted to end everything that was happening to her. There isn't enough information in the movie to confirm or deny it.

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