This is a scene from Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (known by troglodytes as Darkman 3), for which I've provi...
This is a scene from Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (known by troglodytes as Darkman 3), for which I've provided my personal analysis below. At first glance it appears to be a simple 'escape from an exploding building' scene, depicted in numerous trite films. However, upon close observation, it becomes apparent that the aforementioned "dark man" and his female acquaintance, along with her child, are at numerous times engulfed in flames.
Yet in the very next shot, we see the mother and her daughter in a hospital. The mother appears unscathed. Meanwhile, the child, though in a terrible condition, has only been burnt due to some errant steam in a previous scene. Darkman, however, is nowhere to be found, only appearing later to miraculously save the day, in the cliche heroic format we've come to predictably expect. He, too, appears unharmed. But how is it that they are seemingly unaffected by the inferno through which they ran?
The neanderthal would likely resort to baseless criticisms, claiming this was a case of inconsistent filming. It is expected that the baser members of society will attack art as unintelligent due to their own inability to understand it.
But they are wrong. The protagonists did not escape the inferno unscathed. They did not escape at all. Note the scream of agony at 0:30. This was not some surprised shout. It was a death cry. Consumed in the fires of that hell, they all expired.
Perhaps unable to cope with their tragic deaths, they chose to believe they were continuing their existences, proceeding on with their lives that had already ended. The clues are all there, but I've gone on far too long, and it would be better to allow others to come to these conclusions through their own observations. And I'm tired anyway, so I'm going to go look at porn now.