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Review of Solomon Kane
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An average movie

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When you watch the promotion stuff, this flick seems to look like 'Van Helsing'. I mean, James Purefoy could be a stand-in for Hugh Jackman, the costume and hat are really similar and it seems to be a similar genre. Actually, after watching this flick, 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 decent, there was a nice cast (James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Pete Postlethwaite, Jason Flemyng) but the special effects were not really convincing and, above all, I thought the whole thing was really poorly written with some major plot holes. For example, what is the whole thing between Kane and the Devil?!? Did he sell his soul or something? it is never made clear and many other things were quite obscure as well. Furthermore, there is a total lack of humor and I thought the whole thing was pretty boring to watch. Not so long ago, I have seen 'George and the dragon', another medieval feature starring James Purefoy, and even though it was not that bad, it was still pretty average. To conclude, it is a rather disappointing flick and it is not really worth a look, only maybe if you love this genre.

Added by johanlefourbe 2 years ago
on 24 May 2012 09:02

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