25 YEARS AGO THE WORLD’S GREATEST HERO VANISHED.
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.