I am someone who loved the 'Shadow' and 'The Phantom' for how bad they are because within what is wrong are some awesome parts that are perfect. The horse riding rescue of the 'Phantom' and those shots of the 'Shadow' coming out of his shadow are very cool. I always equate 'Darkman' with the 'Shadow' because that movie was made in response to Sam Raimi not getting to do 'The Shadow'. Both are due for a remake as is Doc Savage. Can't beat those old pulp heroes. I won't even begin to talk about the newest version of the 'Phantom' that they made.
Well, I absolutely LOVE the Phantom movie and am proud to have it on Blu-Ray. I caught part of the new SyFy (pronounce it as if it were a venereal disease please) version and had to walk away. Sad. There are so many things in the Shadow film that work but they could not decide on a tone. The serious;y played parts are great but they just blew it all with witless humor attempts. I enjoy Darkman quite a but. I even like the sequels.
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