Solomon Kane

Monday, September 26 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

Solomon Kane

JOY REVIEW

Solomon Kane, apparently, is based on a graphic novel of which I knew nothing, talking about 16th century when evil and sorcery ruled the world and there was no one to oppose it. And let me tell you, Solomon, at the time, was one of the bad guys. Stabbing people left and right, Saracens and heathens and damsels fair. And then he has a reversal, and decides he’s going to be a man of peace and he’s not going to kill anybody. This vow is heavily challenged when he runs into some thugs and a wonderful peace loving family and a beautiful young woman who nurses him back to health. So this is kind of predictable pulp, but it’s exceptionally well done, and it’s fun to watch. I knew nothing about it. Apparently it’s not an unknown story, and certainly ranks right up there with other graphic novels in terms of good versus evil and impossibly beautiful women and impossibly evil bad guys and the devil. I mean, I thought it was sort of fun. Three and a half stars.

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