UNITED STATES: Samaritan, starring Sylvester Stallone, is now available on Amazon Prime Video. Since the release of the trailer, the superhero film has received a massive response from fans. Stallone’s portrayal of a veteran superhero sparked a lot of buzz on social media.
Samaritan stars Sylvester Stallone as Joe, a veteran superhero who has left behind his crime-fighting days. Javon “Wanna” Walton plays a teenager, “Sam Cleary,” who discovers that Samaritan is alive and living in disguise. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse famed Shameik Moore also joins the film’s ensemble cast as Devin Holloway.
Pilou Asbæk as Cyrus, Dascha Polanco as Tiffany Cleary, Moises Arias as Reza, Martin Starr as Albert Casier, Sophia Tatum as Sil, Jared Odrick as Farshad, and Henry G. Sanders as Arthur Holloway round up the talented star cast.
Samaritan is based on the 2014 comic book of the same name
The Julius Avery directorial Samaritan is based on Braig F. Schut, Marc Olivent, and Renzo Podesta’s Mythos Comics graphic novel of the same name. Similar to DC and Marvel, Samaritan’s character also spawned the universe in comic books.
Samaritan was earlier scheduled for theatrical release on November 20, 2020. However, when Amazon Studios purchased MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), the film was set for straight-to-OTT release. The superhero film finally debuted today (August 26, 2022) on Amazon Prime Video.
The ratings for the film have finally arrived
Sylvester Stallone’s Samaritan bagged mixed reviews from critics. The action movie currently has a 6.4/10 rating on IMDB. On Rotten Tomatoes, the superhero film bagged 37 per cent of critics’ ratings and 82 per cent of audience ratings. Given the score, the film appears to be gaining a strong response from viewers.
Samaritan is produced under the banner of Stallone’s production company Balboa Productions. The production company earlier developed Rambo: Last Blood released in 2019, and now adds the superhero feature as another significant venture in its repertoire. MGM has also produced the action movie.
David Ungaro joined the team as a cinematographer. Jed Kurzel and Kevin Kiner provided the music for Samaritan.