History Film / DarkMan

10th Nov '17 6:45:57 AM Joylock
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: For a SmugSnake in a suit, Strack actually puts up a pretty good fight against the superhuman Darkman in the finale. Justified in that Strack used to work construction and thus is familiar with maneuvering around skyscrapers, hence why he chose one as the place to lure Darkman to for their confrontation.



* VillainHasAPoint: The monologue during the ending confrontation has Stracks giving a HannibalLecture defending his reputation as a VisionaryVillain, and it seems to hold up. A critical viewer might realize that even though he tried to brutally kill the antagonist and essentially fights gang wars, he's also done a *lot* to benefit his surroundings - and, megalomania aside, is much more civilized than Peyton/Darkman, who thrives on a personal, bestial kind of revenge.

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* VillainHasAPoint: The monologue during the ending confrontation has Stracks giving a HannibalLecture defending his reputation as a VisionaryVillain, and it seems to hold up. A critical viewer might realize that even though he tried to brutally kill the antagonist Westlake and essentially fights gang wars, he's also done a *lot* to benefit his surroundings - and, megalomania aside, is much more civilized than Peyton/Darkman, who thrives on a personal, bestial kind of revenge.
10th Nov '17 6:37:22 AM Joylock
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* ArtificialLimbs: Skip (one of Darkman's henchmen) has a fake leg... which hides a machine pistol.

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* ArtificialLimbs: Skip (one of Darkman's Durant's henchmen) has a fake leg... which hides a machine pistol.
18th Oct '17 6:15:02 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* BadassBookworm: Originally a milquetoast personality, Peyton undergoes surgeries that remove the volume control knob from his emotions, turning him into a loud, violent rageaholic. He still possesses the know-how from his days as a scientist, though.

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* BadassBookworm: Originally a milquetoast personality, Peyton undergoes surgeries that remove the volume control knob from his emotions, turning him into a loud, violent rageaholic.rageaholic who's heart is as big as his temper and just as sensative. He still possesses the know-how from his days as a scientist, though.
6th Aug '17 1:28:51 AM ThatSpyChick
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* WhatTheHellHero: Julie was disturbed seeing Peyton's face mask dissolve. Then she tells him he (who's hiding) should have told her the truth, she would have understand.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Julie was disturbed seeing Peyton's face mask dissolve. Then she tells him he (who's hiding) should have told her the truth, and that she would have understand.understood.
22nd May '17 2:00:55 PM Goatllama
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* NightmareFace: Darkman's real face, after Durant's goons are done with him. Only one part of his skin remains without some buns and it's deadly pale, and on a couple of spots the burns are bad enough that ''you can see bone''.

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* NightmareFace: Darkman's real face, after Durant's goons are done with him. Only one part of his skin remains without some buns burns and it's deadly pale, and on a couple of spots the burns are bad enough that ''you can see bone''.
9th Apr '17 6:38:03 PM MrKosta
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Years before Creator/SamRaimi brought a certain [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy web-head to the screen]], he created his own superhero in this 1990 film. It stars Creator/LiamNeeson as Peyton Westlake, a scientist who has invented synthetic skin that, at its current stage of development, will disintegrate after 99 minutes of exposure to sunlight. His girlfriend, Julie (Creator/FrancesMcDormand), runs afoul of gangster Robert G. Durant and his thugs, who have him nearly killed. Peyton, now horrifically burnt, uses his own invention against the crooks as his new alter-ego, Darkman.

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Years before Creator/SamRaimi brought a certain [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy web-head to the screen]], he created his own superhero in this 1990 film. It stars Creator/LiamNeeson as Peyton Westlake, a scientist who has invented synthetic skin that, at its current stage of development, will disintegrate after 99 minutes of exposure to sunlight. His girlfriend, Julie (Creator/FrancesMcDormand), runs afoul of gangster Robert G. Durant (Larry Drake) and his thugs, who have him nearly killed. Peyton, now horrifically burnt, uses his own invention against the crooks as his new alter-ego, Darkman.
9th Apr '17 6:36:43 PM MrKosta
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Years before Creator/SamRaimi brought a certain [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy web-head to the screen]], he created his own superhero in this 1990 film. It stars Creator/LiamNeeson as Peyton Westlake, a scientist who has invented synthetic skin that, at its current stage of development, will disintegrate after 99 minutes of exposure to sunlight. His girlfriend, Julie (Frances [=McDormand=]), runs afoul of gangster Robert G. Durant and his thugs, who have him nearly killed. Peyton, now horrifically burnt, uses his own invention against the crooks as his new alter-ego, Darkman.

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Years before Creator/SamRaimi brought a certain [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy web-head to the screen]], he created his own superhero in this 1990 film. It stars Creator/LiamNeeson as Peyton Westlake, a scientist who has invented synthetic skin that, at its current stage of development, will disintegrate after 99 minutes of exposure to sunlight. His girlfriend, Julie (Frances [=McDormand=]), (Creator/FrancesMcDormand), runs afoul of gangster Robert G. Durant and his thugs, who have him nearly killed. Peyton, now horrifically burnt, uses his own invention against the crooks as his new alter-ego, Darkman.
5th Apr '17 4:25:03 PM MrKosta
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* GratuitousSpanish: Guzman, Durant's Mexican goon, indulges in this.
13th Mar '17 2:27:17 AM Kooshmeister
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* DeathByIrony: One of Durant's mooks set the lab to explode using a drinking bird. Later, Darkman does the same with his makeshift lab to that same mook. The nook tries to stop it but it's a hologram, he keeps trying to grab it which [[OhCrap sets off the real bomb very quickly]].

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* DeathByIrony: One of Durant's mooks set Durant sets the lab to explode using a drinking bird. Later, Darkman does the same with his makeshift lab to that same mook. The nook Durant's mook Smiley. Smiley tries to stop it but it's a hologram, he keeps trying to grab it which [[OhCrap sets off the real bomb very quickly]].
13th Mar '17 2:24:42 AM Kooshmeister
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* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: Being a scientist, Westlake has tons of beakers, flasks, test tubes and the like, most of which gets trashed. As Darkman, he salvages what he can to continue his work. Interestingly, during a {{Montage}} depicting him working, Raimi makes the interesting stylistic choice to have beakers and test tubes fly by to indicate the passage of time.



-->'''Darkman:''' Burn in Hell, Durant!

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-->'''Darkman:''' Burn in Hell, Durant!Hell!



'''Darkman:''' I know you did, Rick. But let's pretend you didn't!

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'''Darkman:''' I know, Rick, I know you did, Rick.did. But let's pretend you didn't!



* TheThousandAndOneBottles: Being a scientist, Westlake has tons of beakers, flasks, test tubes and the like, most of which gets trashed. As Darkman, he salvages what he can to continue his work. Interestingly, during a {{Montage}} depicting him working, Raimi makes the interesting stylistic choice to have beakers and test tubes fly by to indicate the passage of time.
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