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Darkman (1990) Sci-Fi Movie Review

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Darkman (1990)

When attorney Julie Hastings (Frances McDormand) uncovers corrupt city real estate dealings, evil thugs attack her scientist boyfriend, Peyton Westlake (Liam Neeson). Left for dead after his lab is detonated, he miraculously survives when the ensuing blast hurls him into the nearby harbor. Treated as a John Doe at a city hospital, he is unknowingly submitted to radical therapy which numbs his nerves to feeling—but which heightens his strength and his emotions. Once conscious, Peyton escapes from the hospital and builds a ramshackle lab in an abandoned industrial plant. Horribly burned and scarred by the lab explosion, he uses synthetic skin to impersonate his would-be murderers and seek retribution for their evil deeds. Peyton also tries to reunite with Julie, who believes him to be dead. While the film has an average script, it is overcome by the flashy cinematography of Bill Pope, the bombastic score by Danny Elfman, and the well-choreographed direction of Sam Raimi. The director confidently walks the line between suspense, action, comedy, and romance as he examines a bitter, victimized antihero who risks becoming as monstrous on the inside as he appears on the outside.


A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

About Darkman (1990)

Title: Darkman
Year: 1990
Starring: Ted Raimi, Liam Neeson, Dan Hicks, Nicholas Worth, Bridget Hoffman, Larry Drake, John Landis, Aaron Lustig, Frances McDormand, John Cameron, Said Faraj, Professor Toru Tanaka, Dan Bell, Nathan Jung, Frank Noon, Philip A. Gillis, Colin Friels, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Craig Hosking, Karl A. Wickman, Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad, John Lisbon Wood, William Dear, Julius Harris, Maggie Moore, Carl Bresk, Nelson Mashita, Sean Daniel, Rafael H. Robledo, Carrie Hall
Director: Sam Raimi
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.75/5 stars from 8 users. Reviews: 8.
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Crime

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