Owlish Mutterings
2/28/2005
 
Constantine
Still haven't seen the movie yet. Ran into this interview with the actress that plays Gabriel, which makes me wonder just what on earth they were thinking. "I loved the idea of a blockbuster film that talks about good and evil at a time when everyone is talking about good and evil and the "axis" thereof, and the rest of us are expected to just sort of swallow it. It felt like it had the capacity to be a radical political film." ... "Gabriel is not a baddy. He becomes insane because he starts to think that if you wrap yourself in God's clothes you can do anything you want, and it ain't true. There is something insane about a lack of doubt. Doubt, to me anyway, is what makes you human, and without doubt even the righteous lose their grip not only on reality but also on their humanity. The idea that Gabriel takes things into his own hands, decides that the way to get the most souls into heaven is to torch the place, is extremely modern." I have some of the early Hellblazer comics. Haven't read the series in quite a while. I think there are some things there that are echoed in the comic, sort of. An archangel like Gabe wouldn't be doing that, but I seem to remember Constantine saying something like "Angels scare the shit out of me." Hmm. 50 mil so far? Not great, not horrible.

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