Watch: Darkman 1990 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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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|6.4/10 Votes: 65,518|
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Sam Raimi’s trial run for the Spider-Man franchise is a whole bunch of fun. Liam Neeson plays Dr. Peyton Westlake, a super scientist who after a major run-in with the villainous Robert G. Durant (Larry Drake), reinvents himself as Darkman, a super-anti-hero who sets about ridding L.A. of its mobsters.
It’s a comic book film that isn’t based on a comic book, Raimi inventing his own tortured protagonist whilst homaging similar beings of eras past. All the silliness of such fare is here of course, overblown violence and colourful characters are frequent, but there’s good thought gone into the revenge theme, while the action sequences are often excellent. The pace hardly sags, as Raimi’s creations move about a Los Angeles that is equally decaying or affluent, and in Neeson the story has a lead actor with swagger, pathos and emotional force in abundance. 7/10
I recently rewatched Darkman and there is just so much to like about this movie. In comparison to today’s superhero overdose, Darkman just sticks to the basics and tells an incredible emotional and captivating story which is real. No over the top CGI, no storylines forced in by studio producers, not really any characters used just as a device, no cut scenes of blatant Easter Eggs and no political agenda in sight. Comedy is used appropriately and not to undercut the tone of particular scenes and characters.
I really miss these kind of movies in today’s superhero landscape. I do like the MCU and how they bought these comic book characters to screen, but after watching Darkman (after about 15 years or so) the MCU are doing so much wrong. I loved you could just watch this movie and not have to worry about what is means to the overarching story or where this story and character fit into the larger universe. It also did such a great job of focusing purely on one character and the journey through the pain he has to go through.
I love this movie, it’s one of those movies which will always stick in my memory. It’s a real testament to great film making and knowing what works.
It’s a pretty good, unusual movie.
A Scientist is burned alive, but is left with a will to take revenge.
It’s fun, don’t e left anything too serious or profound, it’s a good old fashioned story of revenge. When it started I was only half watching, and I thought I’d read Leslie Nielsen, not Liam Neeson, when it started I thought it was a comedy, seeing Neeson was a surprise, he is however, the best thing about the movie.
It’s fun, it’s imaginative, some of the effects are pretty decent for the time, I can’t believe that a second exists. 6/10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Sam Raimi
Writer Sam Raimi, Chuck Pfarrer, Ivan Raimi
Actors Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
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