Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995) Movie Review

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1995 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime
93 minutes /

User Score: 57/100

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Darkman II: The Return of Durant Review


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.

Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995) is a 93 minute long American/Canadian action-crime superhero film that was shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is a sequel to Darkman (1990)Bradford May (Hawaii Five-O (1968), JAG (1995), Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996)) did an average job executing the brutally violent movie that contains bad language, drug use, and provocative strip club dancing.

Darkman II: The Return of Durant did a great job introducing the main characters and their back story. Peyton Westlake/Darkman ( Arnold Vosloo - Blood Diamond (2006), The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001), Hard Target (1993)) is a scientist that steals from gangs. He moved to an abandoned building that has access to an abandoned subway track and still works on his synthetic skin by stealing money from gangs. Peyton is determined to execute his synthetic/artificial skin to perfection which only has a timeframe of 99 minutes before it breaks down as a result of the light cells.

I was beyond amazed to see Robert G. Durant alive and well after being in the middle of a helicopter crash and explosions - how in the world can anyone survive that? I thought he was dead but he miraculously awakens from a coma, so he is alive. Robert (Larry Drake - L.A. Law (1986), Darkman (1990), Bean (1997), American Pie 2 (2001)) plans on gaining power in the city’s criminal underworld by breaking out a prison inmate, Alfred Hathaway. He plans on making Alfred ( Lawrence Dane - Scanners (1981), Bride of Chucky (1998), Happy Birthday to Me (1981), Senior Trip (1995)) build a particle-beam weapon to help him take control of the criminal underworld.

Peyton later meets scientist David Brinkman (Jesse Collins - Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop (1988), The Santa Clause (1994), Edison: The Wizard of Light (1998)) who has past the 99-minute timeframe for the synthetic skin formula. Robert’s men offer Peyton to buy his building, but he refuses so there was an order on David’s head, in other words, Robert order his men to kill David. Peyton discovered that Robert is still alive after seeing David’s body with a finger missing which is Robert’s sign/mark meanwhile reporter Jill Randall (Kim Delaney) discovers that Peyton is still alive. The movie flowed well and was captivating enough to keep me from looking at the time. All aspects of this film are average including the acting, cinematography, sound, special effects, sets and basically everything resulting in the movie receiving a score of 6.

About Darkman II: The Return of Durant 1995

Title: Darkman II: The Return of Durant
Year: 1995
Runtime: 93 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.85/5 stars from 7 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Kevin Rushton, Arnold Vosloo, Lawrence Dane, James Millington, Phillip Jarrett, Chris Gillett, Larry Drake, Anne Marie DeLuise, Kim Delaney, David Ferry, Graham Rowat, David Clement, Catherine Swing, Adam Bramble, Harry Spiegel, Candice Beaulieu, Donna Mullin, Renée O'Connor, Jack Langedijk, Sten Eirik, Jesse Collins, Rod Wilson, Steve Mousseau
Writers: Robert Eisele, Lawrence Hertzog, Steven McKay
Director: Bradford May