I know that Robert E. Howard created Conan, my favorite barbarians of all time! I also know that he created that other famous barbarian — Kull the Conqueror. What I don’t know is that he also created Solomon Kane! So when I learned about it, there is just no reason for me not to see Kane since I admire Robert E. Howard’s creations and visions.
And after watching it, I could say that I’m satisfied with the movie. I love the fight scenes and the effects. I like the story. Another best thing going for the movie is the lead actor playing Kane, James Purefoy (Mark Anthony in the HBO series Rome — another favorite of mine!). As another reviewer said, “He effortlessly transforms Kane into an almost iconic big-screen hero.” Well said!
There is just one thing that bothers me. Everytime I look at Solomon Kane, I’m reminded of a similarly-clad anti-hero, Hugh Jackman’s Van Helsing. But the similarity ends there since Kane is a serious film that’s worthy of a sequel while Van Helsing is rather shallow and cartoony.
And one final thing that I loved about Solomon Kane — THE FONT!!! Now where can I get a TrueType of that cool font? :)
About the critic: PinoyMan loves movies and loves to review them!