Definitely the best big budget, theatrically released sword & sorcery movie in what seems aeons. The emphasis is on the sword part of sword and sorcery; the sorcery bits more or less bookend the movie (budget). Solomon Kane a tortured hero who starts off as a total bastard, but finds his purpose after he discovers he is a damned soul. It's an original origin story, based on Howard's character, but I think it's certainly the most faithful to Howard's spirit I've seen. The fights are plentiful and well choreographed. There's even what I'd like to think of as an homage to THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER. There aren't enough adult fantasies (much less sword & sorcery) being made; see it and and support it and we might see more Solomon Kane adventures.