History Film / Darkman

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.
13th Mar '17 2:21:04 AM Kooshmeister
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* LovesOnlyGold: Strack in the novelization. In a subplot ultimately removed from the film and existing only in this book, Strack is obsessed with investing in South African krugerrands. When his father disagrees, insisting the Stracks are in construction and real estate, not gold, Strack [[SelfMadeOrphan has him killed]]. Near the end of the book, Strack takes the "Love" part of the trope to a literal level when he has a literal mountain of gold krugerrand coins piled onto his bed and [[{{Squick}} has sex with it]].
8th Mar '17 10:25:59 AM Sharlee
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*** Also, this tract only conveys such sensory information from the neck down. Peyton should still be in considerable agony from his burned ''face'', which transmits its sensations to the brain via the trigeminal nerves. And we know those couldn't have been cut as well, because he can still open and close his mouth.
27th Feb '17 7:49:00 AM Kooshmeister
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* RealityEnuses: We get a double dose of this in the first film. The first instance happens when Westlake confronts the BigBad. Naturally, the villain erupts into a VillainousBreakdown, cursing his enemy for all the destruction that was done to his organization, right? Wrong. This is a slick, savvy corrupt businessman who only used Durant and his cronies as hired muscle and knows full well how useful a BadassAbnormal with shapeshifting techniques could be to him. Unfortunately for him, the borderline psychotic vigilante who has ''already'' personally disposed of his underlings still has a bit of an issue with him since he was the one ultimately responsible for everything that had happened thus far.

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* RealityEnuses: RealityEnsues: We get a double dose of this in the first film. The first instance happens when Westlake confronts the BigBad. Naturally, the villain erupts into a VillainousBreakdown, cursing his enemy for all the destruction that was done to his organization, right? Wrong. This is a slick, savvy corrupt businessman who only used Durant and his cronies as hired muscle and knows full well how useful a BadassAbnormal with shapeshifting techniques could be to him. Unfortunately for him, the borderline psychotic vigilante who has ''already'' personally disposed of his underlings still has a bit of an issue with him since he was the one ultimately responsible for everything that had happened thus far.
27th Feb '17 7:48:41 AM Kooshmeister
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* ThisIsWhatTheBuildingWillLookLike: Strack has a glass model of his planned "City of the Future" in his office that he fawns over.
* 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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