In the midst of his massive success from the Evil Dead series, director Sam Raimi released Darkman starring Liam Neeson. The film follows a brilliant scientist (played by Neeson) who develops a new synthetic skin before being burned alive by some gangsters and left for dead. Using his new synthetic skin, Neeson’s character becomes the Darkman who can take on the appearance of anyone for 100 minutes. Neeson gives a great anti-hero performance that is both entertaining and fun to watch. Because it was made in 1990 the special effects and massive scope of the films we see today do not really exist in this film. Superhero films today have more to do with the visuals and explosions, this films focuses more on the characters themselves and the more practical action sequences which true filmmakers like Raimi are known for.