Samaritan is streaming now on Prime Video, bringing a wholly original superhero property to life, with the one and only Sly Stallone as the title hero.
But is he good?
Samaritan. The name sends the wicked denizens of Granite City back into the shadows from whence they arose. Well, it did anyway. But Samaritan has been gone for years, killed in a battle with arch supervillain Nemesis… wasn’t he?
That’s the premise of MGM’s Samaritan, an original superhero film with legendary action hero Sylvester Stallone in the title role. The movie is playing now on Amazon’s Prime Video, and a pair of new videos have been released to give prospective viewers a little taste of what’s in store.
The first is just a clip from the movie, showcasing a moment from what looks like it might be a pivotal scene.
Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor 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 neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.MGM press release
As for the 2nd release, that’s a more of a ‘behind the scenes’ look. In it, you’ll see Stallone himself talk about his role, as well as Javon “Wanna” Walton, and producer Braden Aftergood. There are also a few hints as to the story of the film, and about Samaritan and his superpowers.
Samaritan is out now, and streaming globally via Amazon Prime Video.