Thursday, October 16, 2014

Darkman

(1990) ****

Dr. Westlake's quest to perfect artificial skin is interrupted by a violent attack on his lab, leaving the doctor horribly burned and presumed dead.  Leaving rehab, he sets out to reconnect with his girlfriend and exact revenge on the criminals who cost him his former life.

Coming from Sam Raimi, I was expecting more horror, but thoroughly enjoyed this well-cast, highly energetic B-movie. I had never seen it before, how is that possible?  I was torn between 3 and a half and four stars, but the cameo at the end pushed it solidly into four-star territory for me.

5 comments:

Catfreeek said...

I loved this film, I haven't thought about it in forever. What a great pick!

PEL-PER said...

DON'T watch DARKMAN 2 and 3. DON'T!!!

DCD said...

Sounds great!

JPX said...

I don't remember this film at all - it played when I worked at Showcase but I don't recall a single thing about it. I never knew there was a Darkman 3. I think you are obligated to see them all =)

PEL-PER said...

-DARKMAN, THE MOVIE: LIAM NEESON AND LARRY DRAKE (1990)

-DARKMAN, THE SERIES - TV PILOT: CHRISTOPHER BOWEN AND LARRY DRAKE (1992)

-DARKMAN 2, THE RETURN OF DURANT: ARNOLD VOSLOO AND LARRY DRAKE (1995)

-DARKMAN 3, DIE DARKMAN DIE: ARNOLD VOSLOO AND JEFF FAHEY (1996)

-DARKMAN, THE FANMADE SHORT: FRANK FATA AND NICK GROCK (2012)