The year is 1601, and English mercenary Solomon Kane (Purefoy) encounters a demon, who informs him that his bloodthirsty actions have damned his soul for eternity. Determined to save himself, Kane converts to Puritanism and renounces violence, until the kidnap of a young girl (Hurd-Wood) by an evil sorcerer sets him on the road to redemption.
If weapons and wizardry get your blood up, and you prefer your movies dark and brooding and minus the sandals, Solomon Kane fits the bill. It may lack The Lord Of The Rings’ majesty, but Robert E. Howard fans will lap it up.
Reviewed by David Hughes
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