The Return of Durant
- In this second of the Darkman series we find Dr. Peyton Westlake fighting crime to confiscate the criminal's money so he can continue his research for synthetic skin that will last longer than 99 minutes without disintegrating. Another scientist, Dr. David Brinkman, has also been working on a synthetic skin and the two may be able to break the 99 minute barrier together. All seems well until Robert Durant comes out of his coma and seeks to rebuild his criminal empire. One of the resources he needs is the building that Dr. Brinkman owns and contains his laboratory. Of course Durant tries to strong arm Brinkman to sell and the doctor's resulting death forces Darkman to go after Durant again, not only because Durant ruined his life but also because Brinkman took the secret of permanent synthetic skin to the grave.
- Renelays Dr. Brinkman's sister, Laurie. She gets involved because the building now is hers after her brother's death and she goes into negotiations with Durant's so called land development company to sell. She doesn't know that Durant killed David, she just thinks the $1million is fair compensation for her brother's life and good enough for her to get back to school and restart her own life. Of course Darkman tries to reason with her and convince her that Durant is the bad guy and selling to him would be a big mistake and that she'd be taking blood money. Finally, but too late, she realizes he's right but she's captured by Durant's gang and used as bait for Darkman, who Durant wants dead.
My thoughts on Rene performance
- Okay, first I think Reneid an excellent job here. Second, I'm still wondering about her character. Laurie works in a strip club but I'm assuming as a manager since she's only seen in conservative business wear, though her position is never revealed. It doesn't matter to the story, I'm just curious because it's Rene character. Third, in the beginning they have Renen far too much makeup. Those heavy fake eyelashes just have to go. Is the heavy makeup a hint to her job?
- Reneot third billing in this movie. I'm still unsure why Kim Delaney is more prominent in the credits and even has her picture on the tape box (back). Her role is a smaller and Renead more screen time. I can only assume name recognition was the driving force in that decision.
Just click on the thumbnail to see the larger picture
The Nightmare... is in the post. The irony is the comments.
Has my life been reduced to a comic book character in Batman?
Perhaps I should have posted the comments with the original post. "She's just going to have to learn the hard way."
Please keep in mind, I did not write write any of this. And to the best of my knowledge, my brother, David is still alive. According to my father, he is "a bomb throwing communist in Canada." #ShitMyDadSays
LINK TO ORIGINAL POST: http://joxur.tripod.com/darkman2/darkman2.htm