Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1994)R


There’s no excuse for Durant still being alive after the first movie. There’s no excuse for Darkman suddenly having a Pretoria accent. Or, for that matter, for his speech now being free of wet wheezy noises. There’s no Liam Neeson, no Frannie McDormand, and no Raimi except as exec prod. There’s inferior makeup and there are goofy-ass ray guns. This is the absolute epitome of the unnecessary fake cash-in sequel.

But I’m sometimes tempted to forgive every bit of that, because Larry Drake’s Durant is a terrific villain. Honestly, though, if you want more of him, you should probably just re-watch the original.