Thursday, May 1, 2014
I was already a fan of Sam Raimi from the Evil Dead films when I first saw Darkman. I was living in NYC at the time, and I remember the posters and stickers plastered all over the place for weeks in advance, stating "Who is Darkman?" It was a cool viral way to promote an upcoming movie years before thay type of thing became common with internet marketing. Darkman was a ton of fun, and it was clear that Raimi was a big comic book fan from the look of the film. There's a great energy to the action and the cast featured Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand, two of my favorite actors. There were a few straight to video sequels featuring different actors, but they didn't capture the flair of the original, in my opinion.