Excerpt: This movie is better than you'd think especially since it got very little promotion. I'd recommend this if you enjoy good looking, medieval (ish), fantasy, action movie. It was entertaining, though there are few surprises and maybe falls apart a bit at the end. It looks and sounds good.
Summary: A violent mercenary fighting Spaniards in Africa for Queen Elizabeth I finds out his soul is bound for hell and barely escapes his sentence. Vowing a life of peace, Solomon Kane sticks to his path of redemption...
Summary: If you like action with a medieval twist (and some fantasy elements) - Solomon Kane is an excellent choice. There is plenty of sword action (and lots of decapitation) to go around and a fairly interesting story (though I found it a tad predictable myself) but James Purefoy does a good job as the...
Excerpt: "Solomon Kane" is an underrated sword and sorcery masterpiece. This is my favorite genre and I did not even know it was even released in the United States, which it apparently was briefly in the fall of 2012 after sitting on the shelf for 3 years.
Excerpt: A murderous pirate renounces his evil ways in the hope of saving his soul from damnation but is drawn back to his violent ways when an evil sorcerer's army invades the land. Solomon Kane reminded me of a Hammer Studios period chiller done in the style of The Lord Of The Rings.
Excerpt: With a 16th century setting, Solomon Kane encounters the Devil’s reaper. After a year in England, he is vanquished from the monastery he is staying at. William and his family assist the injured Solomon who was robbed. Samuel, William’s son, was slain, is avenged by Solomon.
Excerpt: There seemed to be something missing. the acting was brilliant, the sets, the costumes etc were all brilliant but the plot didn't seem to be full. Also the opening scene looks terrible. There are ships battling and firing their cannons at a castle but for some reason it just didn't look real at all.
Summary: The criticisms of this film are inevitable, and not entirely incorrect. But for me, Solomon Kane rises above the usual formula in numerous ways. First, the character: much darker and more conflicted than your average action hero.