History Film / SolomonKane

22nd Jun '16 7:08:00 PM Nylsa
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Released early 2010, ''Solomon Kane'' is based loosely on Creator/RobertEHoward's character of the same name. The film begins with Solomon Kane, an English mercenary, sacking a Spanish-occupied fortress in 17th-century North Africa. After easily dispatching any guards unfortunate enough to stand in his way. Solomon's men are set upon by demons and only Kane himself reaches the throne room. The treasure within is vast but much to his horror Solomon finds he is not alone.

Confronted by none other than the Devil's Reaper he is informed his soul is damned to hell and Satan has come to collect. Kane narrowly escapes, vowing to renounce his violent and sinful ways forever. Thus begins Kane's path to redeeming his wicked deeds and the lesson that "redemption is not always found through peace."

Inevitably his quest to avoid confrontation is hampered at every turn and sure enough this reformed-sinner-turned-Puritan must now put his violent skills to good use once again. Otherwise the audience might actually be forced to watch a man live out a peaceful life in a monastery. And no-one wants that in an action movie.

The film itself is unashamedly over-the-top with some gritty realism thrown inbetween the demons and witches being slain. Its dark atmosphere and James Purefoy's lead performance have gotten a decent amount of praise, while on the other hand the straight forward plot and out-of-place finale have been seen as a weakness.

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Released early 2010, ''Solomon Kane'' is based loosely on Creator/RobertEHoward's character of the same name. The film begins with Solomon Kane, an English mercenary, sacking a Spanish-occupied fortress in 17th-century North Africa. After easily dispatching any guards unfortunate enough to stand in his way. way, Solomon's men are set upon by demons and only Kane himself reaches the throne room. The treasure treasures within is vast vast, but much to his horror horror, Solomon finds he is not alone.

Confronted by none other than the Devil's Reaper Reaper, he is informed his soul is damned to hell and Satan has come to collect. Kane narrowly escapes, vowing to renounce his violent and sinful ways forever. Thus begins Kane's path to redeeming his wicked deeds and the lesson that "redemption is not always found through peace."

Inevitably
peace".

Inevitably,
his quest to avoid confrontation is hampered at every turn turn, and sure enough enough, this reformed-sinner-turned-Puritan must now put his violent skills to good use once again. Otherwise Otherwise, the audience might actually be forced to watch a man live out a peaceful life in a monastery. And no-one wants that in an action movie.

The film itself is unashamedly over-the-top with some gritty realism thrown inbetween in-between the demons and witches being slain. Its dark atmosphere and James Purefoy's lead performance have has gotten a decent amount of praise, while on the other hand hand, the straight forward plot and out-of-place finale have been seen as a weakness.



'''Solomon;''' She ''is'' my soul

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'''Solomon;''' She ''is'' my soulsoul.
16th Dec '15 12:18:23 PM erforce
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Released early 2010, '''''Solomon Kane''''' is based loosely on Robert E. Howard's character of the same name. The film begins with Solomon Kane, an English mercenary, sacking a Spanish-occupied fortress in 17th-century North Africa. After easily dispatching any guards unfortunate enough to stand in his way. Solomon's men are set upon by demons and only Kane himself reaches the throne room. The treasure within is vast but much to his horror Solomon finds he is not alone.

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Released early 2010, '''''Solomon Kane''''' ''Solomon Kane'' is based loosely on Robert E. Howard's Creator/RobertEHoward's character of the same name. The film begins with Solomon Kane, an English mercenary, sacking a Spanish-occupied fortress in 17th-century North Africa. After easily dispatching any guards unfortunate enough to stand in his way. Solomon's men are set upon by demons and only Kane himself reaches the throne room. The treasure within is vast but much to his horror Solomon finds he is not alone.
16th Dec '15 12:07:56 PM FF32
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:In the end Solomon's willingness to sacrifice his soul to save Meredith ''even if it means his own damnation'', is [[YouFailReligiousStudiesForever exactly what redeems him]]]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:In the end Solomon's willingness to sacrifice his soul to save Meredith ''even if it means his own damnation'', is [[YouFailReligiousStudiesForever [[ArtisticLicenseReligion exactly what redeems him]]]].
25th Jun '15 5:09:41 PM RF99
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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Played very straight when [[spoiler:the Crowthorn family is set upon by evil thugs and all the males, the father, eldest son and ''even the youngest'' Edward, are brutally killed. The two women, Mrs. Crowthorn and Meredith, both survive the movie]].
19th Nov '14 6:44:09 AM Chadius
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* VillainBall: It appears [[spoiler:the Devil himself is carrying this thing around the whole movie. He sends his reaper after Solomon essentially warning him he's doomed for hell unless he changes. He orders his minion Malachi to orchestrate a reign of terror on Kane family lands ''solely'' to bring Solomon out of hiding. Then has Meredith used as bait. All this to get Solomon's soul. Instead it only gives him new purpose and a noble reason to fight. Backfiring in every conceivable way]].

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* VillainBall: It appears [[spoiler:the Devil himself is carrying this thing around the whole movie. He sends his reaper after Solomon essentially warning him he's doomed for hell unless he changes. He orders his minion Malachi to orchestrate a reign of terror on Kane family lands ''solely'' to bring Solomon out of hiding. Then has Meredith used as bait. All this to get Solomon's soul. Instead it only gives him new purpose and a noble reason to fight. Backfiring in every conceivable way]].way. Honestly, Satan comes off as a SuperPersistentPredator who wastes an entire kingdom to claim a single soul.]]
19th Dec '13 5:52:46 PM Wyvern76
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* HeroicBSOD: When Solomon is led to believe that Meredith is dead, he gives in to drink and despair.
7th Dec '13 3:58:05 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: Intentionally or not, Solomon surviving crucifixion is reminiscent of another Robert E. Howard creation, Literature/ConanTheBarbarian. The magic recovery in particular reminds one of the [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian Arnold movie.]]

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* ShoutOut: Intentionally or not, Solomon surviving crucifixion is reminiscent of another Robert E. Howard creation, Literature/ConanTheBarbarian. The magic recovery in particular reminds one of the [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Arnold movie.]]
30th Aug '13 11:52:41 PM Gamecubist
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* CrucifiedHeroShot: Solomon is literally crucified, though he escapes.


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* TheDulcineaEffect: Solomon for Meredith.


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* NameOfCain: Solomon Kane is the antihero variety.


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* SesquipedalianSmith: Solomon Kane.
30th Aug '13 11:43:17 PM Gamecubist
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* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: The Masked Rider is Solomon's brother.]]



* TheMusketeer: Solomon.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: Essentially Solomon's ''Modus operandi''.

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* PayEvilUntoEvil: Essentially Solomon's ''Modus ''modus operandi''.


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* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler:Solomon's willingness to sacrifice his soul is exactly what saves it.]]
30th Aug '13 11:37:50 PM Gamecubist
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* BoomHeadshot: How Solomon kills [[spoiler:Malachi]].



* ChristianityIsCatholic: Zig-zagged. Catholicism should have been well stamped out in southern England by the time Solomon Kane is set, but the film still shows Kane living in a monastery and kneeling infront of an ornate crucifix. Both Kane and the Crowthorns are Puritans, but this fact receives very little screentime.
* DamselInDistress: Meredith Crowthorn
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Solomon of course.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Zig-zagged. Catholicism should have been well stamped out in southern England by the time Solomon Kane is set, but the film still shows Kane living in a monastery and kneeling infront in front of an ornate crucifix. Both Kane and the Crowthorns are Puritans, but this fact receives very little screentime.
* DamselInDistress: Meredith Crowthorn
Crowthorn.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Solomon Solomon, of course.


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* PlagueDoctor: A couple of them are briefly seen.


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* WhiteMaskOfDoom: The Masked Rider.
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