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.