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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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Frantisek Deak ...
Cowering Guard
Christian Dunckley Clark ...
Lieutenant Malthus (as Christian Michael Dunkley Clark)
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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
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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Cazador de demonios  »

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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To prepare for the role of Solomon Kane, James Purefoy read the entire oeuvre of Robert E. Howard as well as researching extensively the lifestyle and attitudes of Puritans. See more »

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In the film, ships are shown flying the British Union Jack flag with the caption "North Africa: 1600". However, the first variant of the Union Jack (the one shown) wasn't used until 1606 - with the current version of the flag not seen until 1801. 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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The film Van Helsing should have been
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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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