It all starts with such promise. A pirate with some natty sword skills, laying waste to a fortress before being attacked by hall full of possessed mirrors and Hell's own angel of death.
Things then slow greatly, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. A lot of wandering through sumptuous countryside as the character is slowly developed, and we wait for the inevitable moment when it all kicks off. And eventually it does.
But as time goes on, the action becomes increasingly sloppy in both direction and choreography. Solomon's quest slumps along with the pace and irregularity of a fawn on roller-skates. The core moral and emotional conflict faced towards the end makes little sense given the antagonist's past and the big, bad evil is in and out in under 5 minutes with zero development.
The first half of this film holds so much potential, but it is all squandered by a rushed and lazy second half.