Now, Solomon Kane has finally found a U.S. distributor, but why a theatrical release three years later?
The only thing we can think of is that the Weinstein's figured "Hey, let's try to squeeze some money out of it" since it's just sitting there gathering dust.
Whatever the deal is, at least the movie turned out to be rather enjoyable, even if it is flawed in many places.
We first saw Solomon Kane a few years ago, but I suppose now a review seems to be more relevant. Not really sure why we waited...
|"I didn't chooseth the thug life, the thug life choseth me!"|
After narrowly escaping eternal damnation, Solomon runs off and hides amongst a bunch of monks, disavowing violence and greed, thinking that living the pious life will save his soul. They eventually tell him to piss off because he's too dangerous to live with, and so once again, he's on the run. He comes across a traveling family who takes him in, and through their good nature which beams from their innocent hearts, he learns how to love again...
|... until most of them are slaughtered and their sweet daughter enslaved. Nice one, Solomon.|
It's not long before Solomon says "soul be damned!" and sets off to rescue the kidnapped girl and avenge her dead pappy and such. I mean, he really has to, because he's the one that got them all messed up to begin with. No wonder the monks kicked him out. As you can imagine, all sorts of vengeance ensues.
|Look out behind you!|
|He should have his own movie.|
This movie has a nice supernatural feel to it, even if it's all just played for cool visuals and set pieces. Zombies, Witches, Demons, and monsters of all sorts... the world of Solomon Kane is jam packed with the thing of nightmares.
I am personally not the biggest James Purefoy fan; he's a great actor, and I really have no reason not to like him, he just always rubs me the wrong way for some reason. In this movie though, I actually enjoyed watching him for a change. I have no idea why, so don't ask.
|Is he casting a spell?|
|...and then there's this guy. What's his deal?|
|What are you even here for?|
Hottie who needs to be in more movies, especially those of the horror persuasion.