#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Peyton Westlake is a scientist who has discovered a way to produce synthetic skin. This could revolutionise skin grafting, except for one minor glitch; the synthetic skin degrades after 100 minutes of exposure to light. When gangsters attack Peyton, he is horrifically burnt, and assumed dead. In his quest for revenge, Peyton, aka the Darkman, is able to take on the appearance of anyone (using the synthetic skin,) but he only has 100 minutes per disguise.
Plot: Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love.
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Was _very_ impressed — what could have been a forgettable Z-movie turned out to be something rather profound
This movie might have joined the ranks of the utterly forgettable Z-movies of the genre had it not been for excellent direction, superb characterization, and outstanding acting on the part of Liam Neeson, who played Peyton Westlake/Darkman, and Larry Drake, who played his enemy, the arch-villain, Durant. The movie presents the destruction of a man by a psychopathic monster for utterly trivial reasons — and makes it clear that however horrifying the physical damage perpetrated on Peyton Westlake by Durant’s minions might be, the effect on his soul and spirit is far worse. At the same time, it showed that in spite of what happened to him, Westlake/Darkman was able to rise above it at least enough to choose the life of a giver of justice rather than one of evil, as the physically unscarred drug-lord Durant & Co., the _real_ monsters in this film, had. This film does _not_ glamorize psychopathic, criminal violence in any way, but rather shows it for what it really is: repellant, ugly, and contemptible, destroying life and everything that supports it without a qualm for no better reason than cheap thrills or a very minor profit. This is _not_ a typical Hollywood film, nor just a cheap garage-flick monster movie special. It shows with graphic realism exactly what is left when conscience, civilization, and the rest of the more delicate mechanisms that constitute our humanity are stripped away: pure beastliness, without glamour and without redemption of any sort. — And it shows, as well, that even when everything is taken from a man, he can rise above it, choose to remain a man, however damaged, rather than sinking down to the level of the beast.
A great “comic book” movie
I saw Darkman on the SciFi Channel and was very impressed. Liam Neeson is an excellent actor, and brought a lot of humanity to the role. I’m used to seeing him play calm, cool characters, so it was kind of surprising watching him flip out in some scenes. The script is clever and original, the climactic battle on the helicopter will leave you breathless, the FX are great, the music by Danny Elfman is good, and the cast is top-notch. recommended.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Sam Raimi
Writer Sam Raimi (story), Chuck Pfarrer (screenplay), Sam Raimi (screenplay), Ivan Raimi (screenplay), Daniel Goldin (screenplay), Joshua Goldin (screenplay)
Actors Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake
Awards 3 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures, Renaissance Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,614 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm