Solomon Kane: Movie Review
Solomon Kane was a film that apparently came out of nowhere and it was actually quite good as it played on the themes of faith with a battle between good and evil, the usual element of a fantasy film. The Lead actor James Purefoy who I've never heard of before plays Solomon Kane, an apparent bad guy at the start of the film who kills and just wants to steal gold from villages and castles and that's all he cares about, until that is he gets damned by the devil for all of his evil doings.
The story picks up later when having sought sanctuary in a monestry he is told to leave so that the evil will not corrupt the holy monestry and so that's when he is led on a journey of redemption and all that compelling movie type stuff with stirring music that helps to make things atmospheric and draw you in.
The story is a bit weak in areas as you are left with the remnants of other fantasy films, like saving the princess or the women, which is fine as it adds to the story of Solomon trying to do good instead of being a bad dude, but that's it really, the evil villains don't really come across as much of a threat, not really and at the end a hell creature gets set loose out of a portal of some kind and it is vanquished quite quickly, almost in the blink of an eye.
Pete Postlethwaite has a small role, but then he gets killed which was quite predictable, as who wants Pete Postlethwaite to be a hero anyway?
The ending was an ok conclusion to the story and although the story ended there, it gave the possibility of an another film right at the end, much in the same vein as some comic book movies, when the hero defeats the bad guys, he rides off into the sunset with a narrative by himself which describes that there may be more evil out there.
A fun film, just slightly weak in a few areas, but nonetheless a cracking fantasy movie, so watch the Solomon Kane movie trailer below to see a quick snapshot of the movie!.