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Constantine – City of Demons 1×01

Writers: J. Animated stories enjoy many of the benefits that allow comic books to succeed. The budget to draw demons and monsters is different from the expenses of a live-action series. City of Demons takes full advantage and viewers are rewarded with a rich story and animation that show the great possibilities that Constantine stories are capable of telling.

I think the next episode will be better and I am reserving a higher score until then. Director: Doug Murphy Writers: J. Alright, so actually Constantine has been back. For a little while now, but his appearances on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow have been few and subtle. Much like the foul creatures of demon lore that lurk on the periphery of our world, the apparent demise of the Constantine series on the WB was merely a transition from one state to the other.

This short series draws our favorite blonde Brit back to the darker roots shown in the live-action series, and including some of the cast.

But when Constantine visits, he can clearly see that the girl is possessed, especially when flies start swarming out of her mouth. The possession is all a ruse to introduce Master Beroul. Beroul is a demon with a corporate stake in his territory on earth, and a desire to move up the hierarchy of hell by using John to take out his competition. Matt Ryan returns as the voice of Constantine. This maintains the tone and mood from the live-action series that Ryan single-handedly brought to life with his acting.

Think Evil Dead: Army of Darkness and you will be on the right track. The revelation that she is something more than just the stunning sorceress who first appears is too good for me to spoil, but the fact that the transformation into her true form does not diminish her attitude makes her a character who owns every scene. What it does reveal is that her appearance is a technique that she employs in discomfort or distrust and it is a defense mechanism against those who might judge her on her looks, and not her ability.

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I also like the idea that she is superior to Constantine in both attitude and skill. Her ability to disdain him, even if only in the eyes of the viewer, points to a juicy history and great tension for future storytelling.

Their appearance is a stunning contrast to the blood magic that John likes to use, and they offer a glimpse into the spectrum of casting that is possible. A man-size pig in a tuxedo opens the door to the mansion where John and Chas meet Master Beroul. Beroul likes Young and the Restless. No, really. Why a pig?

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Newcastle keeps coming back up. I know that it was a defining moment for the live-action series, but really, if they were going to carry over concepts I would rather see the storyline about the war in heaven and the blurring lines between the angels and demons.

This is a different version of the story, but John still ends up as the failure. Oh yeah, and the flashback for this backstory is gory, and a little fun, but it misses the mark by giving the bad guy, Alex Logue, some seriously cheesy 90s tattoos.

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But, the end is the same and a little girl is a motivating victim. Also, Beroul looks like Jabba the Hut on a diet. Seth is a storyteller.John Constantine sale de su retiro para evitar la muerte de la hija de un antiguo amigo.

Tu nombre:. Tu email opcional :. Email de destino:. Bienvenidos a la nave del misterio. Siempre quise decir esa frase con "Shine on your crazy diamonds" sonando de fondo. Su estreno tuvo lugar el viernes cosechando unos datos de audiencia bastante aceptables.

La serie se centra en el atormentado John Constantine, Matt Ryan. John estaba fuera del negocio, ingresado en un sanatorio, hasta que uno de los demonios le obliga a retomar sus actividades. A los cinco minutos transcurridos de "Non Est Asylum" presenciamos el primer exorcismo.

Una vecina de Liv es asesinada y poseida, en ese orden. Atando cabos y tirando de libros llenos de polvo descubren su identidad: Furcifer.

Liv es consciente de que en la casa de su padre pasan cosas raras. No se nos explica y puede que no debamos descartar que se trate de un error de racord. Quiere encontrarla, suponemos que es un alma errante, para poder conseguir que por fin descanse en paz. Volveremos a ver a Zed ya como personaje recurrente en la serie.

Tu nombre: Tu email opcional : Email de destino:. Comentarios y social. Crea tu cuenta en FormulaTV en unos segundos.Central sigil Credit to abs0luteb4stard The center sigil is for Furfur:.

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He is a liar unless compelled to enter a magic triangle where he gives true answers to every question, speaking with a rough voice.

Furfur causes love between a man and a woman, creates storms, tempests, thunder, lightningand blasts, and teaches on secret and divine things. And they also describe the way he looks: appearing in the form of a heart with a fiery tail.

Also, if you get him into the magic triangle he can change his form into that of an angel when bidden. Both of my copies of the book say 26 legions of spirits, but Wikipedia says 29 so….

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy.The first version of the pilot, before being aired. Constantine has checked himself into Ravenscar Asylum following the loss of a 9-year-old girl, Astra to the demon Nergal. The loss of her soul, along with his own, has been tormenting him.

Naturally, he'll have to snap out of it. That moment comes six months later when a possessing spirit sends him a disturbing message. John is on a mission to save the daughter of a friend who is being targeted by a demonic antagonist.

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Deep in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania, John is a small mining community's only defense against an ancient Welsh spirit. In the course of protecting these isolated innocents, John finds a vital new ally in a mysterious young woman named Zed.

John and Zed engage in a dangerous confrontation to save a woman and her family from sinister forces. John's efforts force him to confront the darkness in his own life - while also coming face to face with a new powerful adversary in Papa Midnite. When Constantine's old friend Gary Lester accidentally releases a powerful demon in Atlanta, John is forced to determine exactly what he is prepared to sacrifice in his battle with the underworld.

In New Orleans, Constantine's unusual knowledge of a string of crimes gets him into trouble with Detective Jim Corrigan. He must form an unholy alliance with Papa Midnite when a voodoo ritual to help people communicate with their dead loved ones takes a deadly turn.

When a young boy is taken over by a malevolent spirit, John must put aside his misgivings over exorcising a child and convince the parents that their boy is not all that he seems. While in art class, Zed has a bizarre vision of snakes that lead her and John to a small town where a preacher has mysteriously gained the ability to heal his congregation.

Meanwhile, Zed's past comes back to haunt her. In order to fend off a vicious attack, John summons a demon into himself. Thousands of people across Brooklyn have slipped into a mysterious coma, including Chas' daughter. John must find and defeat the evil behind it before it consumes the city. Manny sends John to help an old friend, Ritchie Simpson, at Ivy University where a group of students have a found a way into an alternate dimension only to be met by a maniacal killer.

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When John heads to a local hospital to investigate a mysterious attack, he enlists an unwitting Manny to help him. Meanwhile, a health scare causes Zed to question the source of her visions.

Papa Midnite takes steps toward exacting his revenge on John. Meanwhile, the truth behind the Rising Darkness comes to light. Constantine All Episodes - TV Season 1 Specials All. A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.I was very lucky to have already seen the pilot of Constantine a few months ago and reviewed it, but a lot of the context of that review has changed, given the interviews the cast and crew have done since.

First, the topic of his sexuality has been addressed repeatedly both positively and negatively. Second, the female lead of the show is being switched out, so any critique I had about her character and the long running effects she might have had on the ongoing plot has become completely moot. Personally, all the issues regarding representation aside, I think this show has amazing potential. In this regard, this episode was a success.

I want to see more of what he can do, how he does it, and how this show will bring these things to life visually. All of these things look very promising. Constantine as a non-traditional hero is also something I look forward to seeing unfold. Matt Ryan is really nailing it so far.

He also does the serious and introspective moments well. Matt Ryan is brilliant. She acts as an audience surrogate, needing to learn what Constantine is doing and who he is right off the bat, just like the viewers do.

It could easily grow stale, but it did its job in the first episode at least. We needed the universe to be explained somehow and this was one easy way to do it.

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It skirts what is usually acceptable on network TV, which seems to be becoming a hallmark of NBC in general how Hannibal gets away with the stuff it does still blows my mind. How far will they push that? Angel is the admin of The Geekiary and a geek culture commentator. She identifies as queer. Do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged. Designed by ThemePacific. So with all of that said, how exactly was the pilot episode?

Next: Captain Marvel 8 Review. Follow Us!A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness. Constantine has checked himself into Ravenscar Asylum following the loss of a 9-year-old girl, Astra to the demon Nergal.

The loss of her soul, along with his own, has been tormenting him. Naturally, he'll have to snap out of it.

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That moment comes six months later when a possessing spirit sends him a disturbing message. John is on a mission to save the daughter of a friend who is being targeted by a demonic antagonist.

Deep in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania, John is a small mining community's only defense against an ancient Welsh spirit. In the course of protecting these isolated innocents, John finds a vital new ally in a mysterious young woman named Zed.

John and Zed engage in a dangerous confrontation to save a woman and her family from sinister forces. John's efforts force him to confront the darkness in his own life - while also coming face to face with a new powerful adversary in Papa Midnite.

When Constantine's old friend Gary Lester accidentally releases a powerful demon in Atlanta, John is forced to determine exactly what he is prepared to sacrifice in his battle with the underworld. In New Orleans, Constantine's unusual knowledge of a string of crimes gets him into trouble with Detective Jim Corrigan. He must form an unholy alliance with Papa Midnite when a voodoo ritual to help people communicate with their dead loved ones takes a deadly turn. When a young boy is taken over by a malevolent spirit, John must put aside his misgivings over exorcising a child and convince the parents that their boy is not all that he seems.

While in art class, Zed has a bizarre vision of snakes that lead her and John to a small town where a preacher has mysteriously gained the ability to heal his congregation. Meanwhile, Zed's past comes back to haunt her. In order to fend off a vicious attack, John summons a demon into himself. Thousands of people across Brooklyn have slipped into a mysterious coma, including Chas' daughter. John must find and defeat the evil behind it before it consumes the city. Manny sends John to help an old friend, Ritchie Simpson, at Ivy University where a group of students have a found a way into an alternate dimension only to be met by a maniacal killer.

When John heads to a local hospital to investigate a mysterious attack, he enlists an unwitting Manny to help him.Manny is an angelic ally of John Constantine. After being ordered by heaven to watch over John, Manny has been working with John to stop the oncoming rising darkn. He is portrayed by Harold Perrineau. Next to nothing is known about Manny's life before he met John.

However, being an angel, it is possible he has existed for thousands, if not, millions of years. In the episode "Rage of Caliban", he mentioned to John that he " used to have a tight horn section back in the day. After a large sink hole had appeared inside a road, prompting John to investigate, Manny appears before him. Manny tells John that he shouldn't be down in the sinkhole and asks him what he's doing.

Manny introduces himself and tells John that he was asked to watch over him.

Review: Constantine: City of Demons – Episode 1×01

Manny mentions John's damnation and explains how things are crawling out from the shadows. Manny leaves when he hears sirens, saying "people can sense what's on the way" leaving John clueless. Manny appears again before John at a security gate to Ritchie Simpson 's office. Because John has time pressures, Manny stops time and makes the rain disappear completely. John informs Manny that it's a demon from the inner circle that's hunting Liv Aberdine.

John accuses Manny of utilizing him, solely to gather information. Manny rebuttals, stating his intentions; to use the knowledge to save lives. He then goes on to insult John, mentioning Astra before leaving. Later, Manny appears at a pub after John had sent Furcifer back to Hell. Manny tells him that Ritchie had to drive through Edgewood Avenue.

Manny is angry about the fact that John scared Liv away, and that he saw Liv's power as value. John continues to talk, and subtly mentions that he's agreed to work with Manny. As John leaves the pub, Manny does the same.

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Manny arrives at the hospital where John and Zed were questioning a dying Marcus Mooney. There, Manny uses his angelic abilities to freeze time and send Marcus Mooney's soul to the afterlife. Later, after John was slowly bleeding to death as a result of Papa Midnite's actions, Manny appears before him, possessing the body of a nearby hobo.


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