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Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995)

Darkman and Durant return and they hate each other as much as ever. This time, Durant has plans to take over the city's drug trade using high-tech weaponry. Darkman must step in and try to stop Durant once and for all.

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Darkman, who has, since the first film, devoted his life to perfecting his synthetic skin and fighting crime, is horrified to learn that his old foe, Robert G. Durant, is alive. Durant wastes no time taking control of his old business. He releases an insane weapons developer from a mental institution, and uses him to create a deadly laser weapon. Now, with the help of his disguises and inhuman strength, Darkman must forever rid the world of Durant. Written by Jordan Williams

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Vengeance strikes hardest in the dark.


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Rated R for language and brutal violence | See all certifications »

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Filmed simultaneously with Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996) in the latter part of 1993, but not released until going direct-to-video on 11 July 1995. See more »

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At the very beginning of the recap intro, Liam Neeson's face is shown in the torture scene and when Peyton's head is out of the red acid, it turns into Arnold Vosloo's face. See more »

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Rollo Latham, Durant Henchman & CEO Inter-City Land Development: [about Dr. Brinkman] Do you want me to make him the usual offer?
Robert G. Durant: I don't think we should attract too much attention to ourselves, Rollo, why don't you try money instead?
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Surprisingly watchable sequel
12 June 2002 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This first sequel to Sam Raimi's Darkman is directed by Bradford May, who worked also as a cinematographer in this film. The story begins where the first film left and there are the same characters again, but Liam Neeson is replaced by Arnold Vosloo as the Darkman/Dr. Westlake. The story is okay and not too stupid considered this is a fantasy film. The actors do fine job and no one acts stupidly. The main point in this film is to deliver action and thrills, and that it does with talent, and especially the cinematography, by the director, is very great and looks almost as fantastic as Raimi's use of camera. The scenes are often exciting, stylish and interesting, and there are only couple of usual cliches and faults which make this film pretty mediocre and worth watching for real fanatics only.

But after all, this could've been MUCH worse and so I am very pleasantly surprised that May could make the film this effective and watchable. Just remember those horrible sequels like Species 2! Darkman 2 is definitely not a masterpiece or important piece of sci-fi cinema, but it works fine as a sequel and as a proof that talented directors appear also from these direct-to-video films. Hopefully May has a fine future as a film maker.

5/10 but don't watch if you prefer mainstream movies or movies that have nothing fantastic or unreal in them. This is science fiction and people who don't understand it, only waste their time by trying to watch these.


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