When you see the promotional material for this movie, it felt really similar to 'Van Helsing'. I mean, James Purefoy was pretty much a stand-in for Hugh Jackman, the costume and hat were so similar and it seemed to be in a similar genre. Actually, after watching the damned thing, I discovered that Solomon Kane is actually a fictional character created by the pulp-era writer Robert E. Howard (the guy who also created Conan). Anyway, was it any good ? Not really, I'm afraid. I mean, the directing was not bad, there was a decent cast (James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Pete Postlethwaite, Jason Flemyng) but the special effects were not really convincing and, above all, the whole thing was just really poorly written with some major plot holes. For example, what was this all about between Kane and the Devil?!? Did he sell his soul or something? It was never properly explained and many other things were rather obscure as well. Furthermore, there was a total lack of humor and, as a result, the whole thing was rather boring to watch. Not so long ago, I saw also 'George and the dragon', another medieval feature starring James Purefoy, but even though this movie was an slight improvement, it was still really average. Anyway, to conclude, it was a disappointing flick and it is not really worth a look, only maybe if you love this genre.