Note: this is a mostly spoiler-free review of the movie version of Constantine: City of Demons, which is available now in both Digital HD format and on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray.
NBC may have canceled Constantine after one brief season, but Matt Ryan’s version of the treacherous occultist has taken on a healthy second life elsewhere. Not only will Ryan be reprising the role as a series regular in the fourth season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, he’s also the star of DC’s latest direct-to-video animated movie, Constantine: City of Demons. Whether in live-action or animation, Ryan continues to do justice to this iconic anti-hero.
City of Demons saw partial release earlier this year on the CW Seed streaming platform (you can check out my review of those initial five episodes here). For whatever reason, The CW never finished the story in that format, opting instead to release the entire series as an animated movie. While City of Demons is a slightly tougher sell when fans are being asked to pay actual money, it’s still a worthwhile diversion for fans of the character. It’s certainly a much more faithful adaptation of the source material than that *other* Constantine movie. And if you’d rather not fork over the $20, the series will also be broadcast on The CW on October 15 as “Constantine: The Legend Continues.”