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Solomon Kane (2009)

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A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.

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Cowering Guard
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Thomas McEnchroe ...
Young Monk
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Robert Russell ...
Abbott
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Beard
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Josiah Kane
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Storyline

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. Written by corsos, corrected by Pike84

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Fight evil... With evil.


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Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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23 December 2009 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£611,886 (UK) (19 February 2010)

Gross:

£1,134,564 (UK) (26 February 2010)
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WILHELM SCREAM: When Solomon skewers a bad guy on the bridge during the fight scene at the start of the film. See more »

Goofs

The young woman Kane sets out to save is named Meredith. This was a Welsh surname, but when used as a given name (often as a patronymic) it was given to males. It didn't become a female given name until nearly 300 years after the time period of this film, and then mostly in the US. See more »

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Solomon Kane: My God. Only you can help me now.
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The film Van Helsing should have been
12 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ever wonder what it would be like if Van Helsing didn't suck? To take that idea a bit further, ever wonder what it would be like if the films Van Helsing and Constantine were able to mate and its offspring was a film that was actually pretty awesome? In a nutshell, that's what you get with Solomon Kane. On the surface, Solomon Kane is very similar to Van Helsing. It has the same look and atmosphere of Van Helsing without all the monster hunting. In place of the monsters, we get demons. That's where the Constantine influence comes in. Solomon Kane's religious undertones, use of mirrors, and conclusion are all very reminiscent of Constantine.

Certain elements of the film may not be as absorbing as others. The CGI in the film seemed to fluctuate between being pretty good to below par. The crucifixion scene didn't really work either. Why Kane did what he did in that scene makes sense, but his actions and what he does immediately after that is pretty hard to swallow.

Solomon Kane isn't without its flaws, but is basically the gory, more adult, and definitive version of what Van Helsing should have been. With the amount of decapitated heads that are rolling around, every action scene littered with splattered blood, and its darker twists on religious views, Solomon Kane delivers a blood-soaked cinematic delight.


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