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  • Post last modified:08/31/2022

Samaritan

25 YEARS AGO THE WORLD’S GREATEST HERO VANISHED.

Pilou Asbaek and Sylvester Stallone. Photo: Amazon Prime Video

Decades after two brothers with superpowers were presumably killed in an explosion in Granite City, a 13-year-old boy (Javon ”Wanna” Walton) who’s obsessed with the mythology believes that he’s found one of them alive. No one escapes the superhero craze, not even Sylvester Stallone; he’s fine as the aging hero who’s trying in vain to hide his powers from the world. Pitting good versus evil (with a twist near the end), the film is often kid-friendly, with much of the bloodshed happening off-screen. OK action, but too bland to get anyone excited.


2022-U.S. VOD. 101 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Julius Avery. Graphic Novels: Bragi F. Schut, Marc Olivent, Renzo Podesta. Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Joe Smith/Samaritan), Javon ”Wanna” Walton (Sam Cleary), Pilou Asbaek (Cyrus/Nemesis), Dascha Polanco, Moisés Arias, Martin Starr.

Trivia: Co-produced by Stallone. 


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