Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Solomon Kane (2009)

After attending the Uniontown Halloween Parade on Wednesday, it was time to find something to watch. For me, there is always something that I have not seen, or something that caught my eye and that was again the case. After an episode of Battlestar Galactica, it was time for a movie. My selection was the 2009 fantasy Solomon Kane.

Plot/ 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.

There is always something awesome about a flick that takes you to another time and place and this is a great example of that. Dark, atmospheric, bloody, this storyline is perfect for what this film is, a journey into redemption in the middle ages. The characterization works, as the overall feel of the film allows them to grow along the way. While some may feel that the movie has some odd or slow pacing, it could also be argued that it is perfect way to attain the feel or mood. Yes, some of it is unbelievable, and some head scratching moments appear, but those are expected from a rather low budget entry. In the end, this is one of the better dark fantasies out there and one that is worth watching. If you love history and a peek into another time, this is a great way to experience it. 

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