We’ve had Stallone as a kind of superhero in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II and The Suicide Squad but the release of the Samaritan trailer has him firmly in more traditional superhero territory and owes a nod to M Night Shyamalan’s excellent Bruce Willis starrer, Unbreakable.
Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbour Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty-five years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbour out of hiding to save the city from ruin.
Alongside Stallone in the title role the film co-stars Javon “Wanna” Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, and Moises Arias. Samaritan is directed by Julius Avery whose last film was the underrated Overlord which was great fun and well worth catching.
Samaritan launches globally on 26th August 2022 on Prime Video
Here’s the Samaritan trailer…….