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Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spainards in Africa, He met the Devil’s Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell! Barely escaping he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace, but peace cannot be given so easily.
Solomon Kane starts off quickly with the action and grasps the viewer with what is to become of the protagonist. The story isn’t ground breaking, but steers away from being too cliche and predictable. The action scenes are good and as the story progresses it doesn’t slowdown too much even during the non action sequences. James Purefoy stars as Solomon Kane and does a good job overall. A few times he overacted and his lines came out cheesy causing a chuckle, but he was still able to carry the film. The rest of the cast was sufficient for the time and era, but no real stand out performances.
The music was fairly impressive and had an epic tone to it. I was also pretty impressed with the environments and the sets they used. Solomon Kane is a relatively low budget film, but minus a few obvious CGI scenes looks as if it could be a big budget Hollywood movie. The production value was fairly impressive and the film is enjoyable.
Solomon Kane Trailer
My Rating: 7/10
Originally posted 2010-06-01 08:20:45.
A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion?
John Dies at the End is a comic horror novel written by Jason Pargin (published under the pseudonym David Wong who happens to be the name of one of the main characters in the story). My review is based solely on the fact I have not read the novel, so take that into consideration when reading the review. I will note that after seeing the movie it makes me want to go back and read the novel which is always a good thing.
Being unfamiliar with the movie it did intrigue me since I am a big fan of comedy/horror, yet it is very difficult to find a good comedy/horror movie. For every good one you find there are usually ten bad ones made around the same time. John Dies at the End or JDatE as I will refer to it from here on out is one of those good movies you come across. The beginning prologue hooks you into the story and doesn’t let go until the credits roll. The dialogue is witty and entertaining, but they don’t shove the comedic aspect down your throat. The movie isn’t really scary, but there are some creepy elements along with some gore thrown in.
JDatE is full of weird stuff and as a result keeps you on your toes as you try to figure out where the story is going and what is next. Sure it is very weird, and some things you see leave you wondering WTF? But most importantly the movie doesn’t lose you amongst the craziness. The acting isn’t ground breaking, but each character fits their roles well and some of the cheesiness adds to the charm of the whole film. I wouldn’t put it on the same level as the Evil Dead franchise, but if you like those types of movies I’d definitely recommend seeing JDaTe.
John Dies At The End Trailer
My Rating: 8/10
Originally posted 2013-01-03 08:59:22.