Solomon Kane Reviews
Empire rated the film at 3/5 stars, complimenting writer-director Michael J. Bassett as handling the film "with the same level of commitment Peter Jackson brought to the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, the darker moments of which are an obvious influence on Bassett's film". The review says of the film as a whole: "For less than the effects budget of this year's other sword 'n' sorcery adventures, Percy Jackson and Clash Of The Titans, Bassett has delivered a dark-as-balls Highlander for the 21st century, played with such conviction it's hard not to be swept along". I honestly was actually expecting a so so sword 'n' sorcery adventure with so so CGI despite the fact that the plotline was intriguing and the character comes from the vivid mind of Robert E. Howard. But, I was truly positively surprised. It┤s a menacing, gritty, violent, atmospheric film and nicely shot with James Purefoy in great form as Solomon Kane in this solid 17th century setting. I love the idea of the former evil mercenary that finds God and a way to use his skills for good causes. It makes me think of Roland Joffe┤s fantastic "The Mission" and Robert De Niro┤s character Rodrigo Mendoza. I like the fact that Solomon Kane isn't "invincible" and ends up crucified for example. And Rachel Hurd-Wood is a lovely actress being the damsel in stress so to speak. There┤s flaws, but minor ones in "Solomon Kane". And it has potential for further Solomon Kane adventures for sure.