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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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Kane's Soldier #1
Robert Orr ...
Kane's Soldier #2
Richard Ryan ...
Kane's Soldier #3
Frantisek Deak ...
Cowering Guard
Christian Dunckley Clark ...
Lieutenant Malthus (as Christian Michael Dunkley Clark)
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Devil's Reaper
Thomas McEnchroe ...
Young Monk
Andrew Whitlaw ...
Older Monk
Robert Russell ...
Abbott
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Tattoo
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Josiah Kane
Lucas Stone ...
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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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24 August 2012 (USA)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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£611,886 (UK) (21 February 2010)
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One of the unforeseen problems the production encountered in shooting night-time scenes on location in the Czech Republic was the constant hooting of owls. See more »

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When Solomon Kane meets up with the Crowthorn family, the father shows Kane a locket with photos of his wife and daughter. Photography had NOT been invented in this time frame. And, it's not likely those pictures were portraits, as they looked exactly like the characters. See more »

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Solomon Kane: [narrating] There was a time when the world was plunging into darkness. A time of witchcraft and sorcery. A time when no one stood against evil.
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A good dark fantasy film.
21 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

in my book there are 3 classes of fantasy.

high, full of goblins elves and knights in shining amour.

low, a fantasy world without all the classical elements no elves no fairies no blazing swords,

and dark, born from madman's nightmares and populated with them dark place dark worlds and a serious take on the genre.

Kane falls into the latter,

for a low budget film its certainly well done, the character is fairly close to the story's, the props and costumes are reasonably accurate.

the fighting direction is also true to the character no frivolous swashbuckling here lethal moves to great effect.

Kane was not some marvelesque hero wasting motion and energy in his strikes, as one character in a story put it "he is the most lethal swordsmen I've ever seen". (paraphrased).

some parts of it could have been handled better the ending or a slight tightening up of the exposition parts, but all in all well worth watching.

is it worth seeing yes. but bear in mind this is not a lord of the rings style film, nor is this die hard 1600.

there is a lot of dialog and a lot of religious references. this is a dark fantasy film with a touch of horror, aiming to reveal Kane's hitherto unknown origins.

if you like to support good independent films go see it if all your interested in is mindless action..... do what you will.


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