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. A good rental for sure.
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. This is usually what happens to movies that suck, but that is certainly not the case here. I gave this movie a shot on Netflix, and man am I glad I did.
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. Second, a story that gives that character time to breathe and grow, instead of becoming lost in a morass of action sequences and CG effects.
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. That alone is enough to wait out any film, but this also has great acting and energy that will keep you in the plot.
Excerpt: This movie is awesome! One of the best action films of 2010! I first bought the dvd, and then I was so satisfied with the movie that I decided to upgrade to this UK blu-ray. It's definitely Region B. I had to switch regions on my multi-region blu-ray player. Solomon Kane is like an old-school hard R-rated film. There are some seriously messed-up deaths in this film! The filmmaking was sort of like a cross between Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson, and Guillermo Del Toro.
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. I thought that the effects, make-up, music, acting, directing, really the whole thing was very solid and it's not just another low budget flick as other reviewers have stated.
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. Many others, borrowing from it have been filmed so you will be quite familiar with the twists and turns having seen them elsewhere. The saving grace here is that it's all done quite well.