Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saturday Afternoon DVD Mini Review - Solomon Kane

Let me be clear... I do not know much about Solomon Kane with the exception of what I read in the Savage Worlds Solomon Kane RPG.  Oh, and I really need to re-read the RPG, as I forgot pretty much all of his background except for the funny Pilgrim hat.

As a movie, it was pretty good.  Acting wasn't bad, script wasn't too hooky, ending was (like in most movies of it's type) lacking.  Still, it was pretty good.

Good enough to get my fiancée off the couch she was dozing on and get her sitting on the floor in front of the TV.  She was enjoying the fight scenes as much as I was.  Solomon is pretty kick ass.

As best I can tell, the film's story isn't based on any of the Solomon Kane stories the Robert E. Howard wrote, but it tells of Kane's origin.  It's an interesting take on redemption.

It has gotten me to further consider running a game using Savage Worlds, and the Solomon Kane RPG to boot.  Need to dig it out of the storage closet I think.

3 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you liked it. I'm looking forward to seeing it sometime.

    If you're interested in reading the original stories, the Del Rey trade paperback The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane has all the stories and fragments. Great stuff!

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  2. The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane are a great read. I read them last Lent during some down time sitting in the Confessional. Fun stories!

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  3. Just grabbed kindle copies for me and the fiancee. And Padre, I almost spit lemonade all over me keyboard after reading that comment ;)

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