Very formulaic. From the dialog and story line you see that many of the characters are instilled with 21st century values and attitudes. Apparently through sheer force of will, Solomon Kane can overpower and outfight any conceivable enemy including demons as if they were toddlers. He can bust through stone walls, heal instantly and completely, and kill every opponent with one blow whether delivered with a blade or pistol. If you replace his horse with a motorcycle and his black powder single-shot pistols with a couple of Glocks and his ride through the dark on unknown ground with a double back flip on said motorcycle while parachuting from a C-130 then I think you would probably discover the script for "Mission Impossible 6: Done to Death". On the other hand a lot of people like this sort of drivel. It sells theater tickets, so you might like it. And the movie does have good production values. Everyone carried their weight except the writers.
I have reviewed this movie on several different sites and I have said the same on each. This is one of the best sword and sorcery movies I have ever seen. It still boggles my mind that it took over 3 years for it to be released in the U.S. The cast is incredible. The acting is top notch and the visual effects are great. I would say superb considering the budget of this film, which was less that a quarter of the Hobbit.
While the film is not based on any of the existing Kane stories written by R.E. Howard; the writer and director chose to create an origin story for Kane, which I believe was a great idea. When originally created by Howard in the 1930's, Kane was a fully formed and developed character, nothing of his origins was explained. We only knew that he was a savage soldier and all around bada**.
The movie begins with Solomon Kane sacking a kingdom in North Africa. This is solely to establish that he is a savage and basically a man who his motivated...
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