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Samaritan (2022)

Samaritan (2022)




Sylvester Stallone


Directed by Julius Avery


I know Stallone did Dredd in the past and has played the hero in his days. Playing a superhero with some powers is a new one for me which he failed to deliver much. His character was an oldie who just was indestructible. The intro of the movie plays like you are watching the Nickelodeon’s Avatar intro and ends just the same, in the end the hero vanishes when he is needed the most.

From here the movie falls into being so predictable that what was supposed to be a revealing ending turned out to be what you would expect. It was like everyone else in the movie except Stallone skipped the acting class where they taught them to sell the character and make it believable.

Then the lazy writing seems to forget about a lot of things. Like the aftermath of the chaos the Nemesis crew started. The aftermath of the town it shutdown everything electrical or some parts of the town affected. What about cops? Seems this movie forgot about them too, we never hear of them investigating anything or trying to solve this.

You may say the movie decided to focus on other things except the above, but now watching this movie I can see why other movies do not do this. It sells the whole event when we see the entanglement with the police as the things are going down. Also, when we see the city trying to overcome the damage done.

The plot is about two indestructible brothers who grew up in a place where they were feared. A tragic incident in their young lives drew them apart and created two different views, one wants to save the world as a hero from the evil of the world (Samaritan). The other wants to watch it burn (Nemesis).

Then another tragedy struck and one of them dies in an inferno that the other started. Now years later the world is not better, and a young boy comes across an old man who saves him from being beaten. He saw the man grab a knife and bent the edges. He knew he had found one of the brothers, Samaritan. This was further confirmed when the old man survived being ran over.

Now a group of criminals in the name of the brother Nemesis wants to destroy the world and watch it burn and this young boy wants to convince Samaritan to get up and be the hero again.

In the end, what a complete waste of time this was, the whole potential of what this could be died the moment you see the copied Avatar intro.



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