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.
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.
Excerpt: Good vs evil. The classic story that is one of old. In this case our hero is one that had a former life of crime. A crime that involved killing for treasure. A film based on the pulp magazine character Solomon Kane created in 1928 by Robert E. Howard. The cinematography for this film is outstanding.
Summary: I liked it. A film very much in the vein of The Mummy series, but with a more adult and dark side. I found the film full of atmosphere and it drew me in despite the shallow story line, which is to be expected given that it's a hero driven action flick.
Summary: If you took the time to find it, then you wont be disappointed with this solid, old fashioned sword and sorcery movie. The tales of Solomon Kane have been around longer than most, the character first appearing in mass market print back in the late twenties, but they've not been filmed.
Summary: Ever wonder what it would be like if Van Helsing didn't suck? To take that idea a bit further, ever wonder what it would be like if the films Van Helsing and Constantine were able to mate and its offspring was a film that was actually pretty awesome?
Summary: Solomon Kane I'll start by pointing out that in no way is SK a copy of Van Helsing, the media and certain unaware people have been comparing the two just due to the characters clothing resemblance like the big hat, well Solomon Kane has been wearing the big hat since he was created in 1928 as...
Soloman Kan was pretty good, its a shame it didn't get as much Advertising as some other Action films get.
24 February 2010
Summary: Solomon Kane was pretty good, perhaps it didn't do well in the States, because there were no American A listers in the cast, but it had Pete Postlethwaite and Max Von Snow apart from James Purefoy in the lead, so you could hardly say it didn't have it's quota of serious actors in it.
Summary: in my book there are 3 classes of fantasy. high, full of goblins elves and knights in shining amour. low, a fantasy world without all the classical elements no elves no fairies no blazing swords, and dark, born from madman's nightmares and populated with them dark place dark worlds and a serious...