The American West in the 1870s. A European settler, Jon Jensen (Mads Mikkelsen), has just welcomed his wife and son to the country when they are kidnapped and murdered. He takes revenge on the murderers, only to discover that one was the brother of a local land baron, Henry Delarue. Delarue runs the local town with a brutal hand. Now he wants vengeance on the man who killed his brother and the local townspeople are too scared of him to stand up to him. Jon is fighting more than just the local thugs, he is facing the entire town. Written by grantss (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
I know Westerns may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I enjoy them immensely. THE SALVATION to me in the description seemed like a great choice for my taste and it delivered in bunches. I felt the story was simple, yet complex enough to keep me interested. I felt the characters were fantastic and the actor portrayals were on point. Yet mostly I felt the pace of the film created an added sense of urgency and danger to the already harsh world of the Old West making the story that much more intriguing. Furthermore Mads Mikkelsen, the main character, was a stone cold boss in this film. So for THE SALVATION I give it a 4 ½ stars.