Constantine

Constantine (2005)

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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 tells Angela to leave the room you can see the cat sits on his lap with its back against the camera. When it cuts the cat is now facing forward. (00:40:55)

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Continuity mistake: When we see Chas in his car the first time he lifts his right arm to adjust the mirror. When it cuts you can see he is adjusting it with his left hand. (00:06:25)

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Revealing mistake: When Chas is being thrown up and down between the ceiling and the floor, if you look closely as Chas is falling from the ceiling to the floor and goes up again, when he goes up it's just a rewind of him falling down. (01:28:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Chas is being thrown up and down between the floor and the ceiling he lands and breaks some bricks on the floor. The damage on the bricks change between the shots. (01:29:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine places the medallion on the possessed girl's head she starts screaming and waving her hands. When it cuts to a close-up of her we can see her hand is still. In the next shot she waves her hands again. (00:05:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Midnite is about to make a prayer for Constantine he holds his hands up. He only points with two fingers with his right hand. But when it cuts all his fingers are stretched out. (01:20:55)

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Revealing mistake: What are the odds for twins to have birth marks on the exact same places? When Isabel commits suicide and lands in to the pool you can see she has the exact same birth marks as Angela to the right above her lips and on her left neck. (00:13:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine and Chas gets in to the car and Chas is angry about Constantine dropping a mirror on his car, Chas has his hands down. When it cuts his left hand rests on the steering wheel. (00:10:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the woman takes the pot out of the oven and is about to pour the hot water into the cup, she places her left hand on the table beside the cup. When it cuts to a close-up her hand is gone. (00:02:45)

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Continuity mistake: During the exorcism scene Constantine says "I need a mirror, now. At least 3 feet high.", while holding his left arm down. When it cuts to him shouting "Move." his left arm is up. (00:06:10)

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Continuity mistake: When they are luring the demon into the mirror they have tied a chord to it. When the mirror come flying out the window we can still see the chord tied to it. But when it cuts to the mirror falling down hitting the car the chord is gone. And don't tell me the chord just went off, because it was tied quite well. (00:08:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning before Constantine gets out of the taxi, he drops a cigarette out of the window. The size of the cigarette differs between the shots. (00:03:25)

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Deliberate mistake: When Constantine comes out of the library after speaking with Gabriel, he stands beside Angela and none of them cast any noticeable shadows on the door and walls behind them. When it cuts to a shot above them, shadows are more being cast behind them. This is probably because of different light settings on the set. (00:23:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the woman is about to pour hot water in to her cup we can see a spoon on the tray. When it cuts the spoon has changed position, and also a piece of paper has appeared on the tray. (00:02:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine is looking at the X-rays of his lungs he says "And now I'm gonna be done in by this." and lowers his hand. When it cuts he does the same. (00:14:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the Mexican is about to get up he holds onto the Spear of Destiny with both hands. When it cuts it's in his right hand only. (00:01:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the Mexican steps his foot through the planks making the hole in the ground, we can see from inside the hole that he is standing directly above it. When it cuts we get a close-up view of the hole outside but the Mexican isn't above it, he is moving closer to it. (00:01:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Constantine is having his chat with Gabriel, after he asks what 'He' wants from him, and Gabriel says "Only the usual. Self-sacrifice. Belief.", it cuts and we see Gabriel resting her hands on her lap. When it cuts her left hand is on her knee. (00:21:55)

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Deliberate mistake: When Constantine and Angela are driving while talking to Beeman, as Beeman says "But that doesn't mean that we don't have faith in you", the lights in the car suddenly go off. Revealed by the DVD commentary, it is the cinematographer's lights going off by mistake. (00:57:50)

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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: Jay and Silent Bob (from Kevin Smith's films) get a mention during the movie. When talking about sidekicks, three are mentioned, the first two by name, and the third is a description of Jay and Silent Bob. (00:19:25)

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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.

Sacrificing yourself for others isn't a sin.

Answer: If a soldier jumps on a grenade and dies to save his fellow soldiers, it's considered giving one's life for others. To my understanding, that isn't considered a "sin." If it was a mental health issue, a just God would give her a pass. If she was doing it to thwart Mammon's plans, again she was sacrificing herself. If she did it to get Constantine involved to help stop Mammon, again is was self sacrifice. (Notice how she says "Constantine" just before jumping when her sister views the video?). As a plot device, I understand it, but from a theological standpoint it is weak.

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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