An early comic book hero movie from 1990, Darkman is really one of my favorite movies. The whole concept of the movie is interesting and very entertaining. Liam Nesson plays the lead role and does a great job with this part. Nesson has been in several movies that I have watched... The Dead Pool (1988), Next of Kin (1988) I love this movie!, Schindler's List (1993) Such a powerful and moving movie!, Before and After (1996), The Haunting(1999) Great remake of a classic horror film!, Seraphim Falls (2007) A Civil War movie with Pierce Brosnan... all these movies are worth watching and enjoying! Nesson is a fine actor and I have enjoyed his work very much over the years.
I'm not a fan of too many comic book movies, but Darkman is one of the few that makes the comic book character come alive. So many of them are CGI crap... a few of The Hulk movies are not worth the time of putting the DVD in the player. I haven't seen the new one with Ed Norton (another of my favorite actors!), but I've heard it is fairly good. I know the Spiderman movies are "blockbusters", but I don't care for them. However, the Blade movies are GREAT! I really believe it is hit or miss trying to pull off making a comic book into a movie. The details of the Darkman movie are below...
In director Sam Raimi's moody, intense thriller, brilliant scientist Peyton Westlake (Liam Neeson) is almost killed by gangsters in a massive explosion. Unstable and disfigured, Peyton becomes Darkman, an impossibly strong, tormented antihero. Able to spend only moments in the sunlight, Darkman begins a quest to rekindle his love with his girlfriend (Frances McDormand), who he's held at a distance, and to take vengeance on his enemies.
Here's the trailer to Darkman...
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Monday, October 20, 2008
Posted by frgodbeyjr at 8:30 PM