4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Samaritan

Sylvester Stallone’s production company picked up a 2014 graphic novel called Samaritan, which started out life as a film spec script, as a starring vehicle for the erstwhile Rocky Balboa about an old man with great strength who may or may not be a presumed-dead superhero. The great superhero movie rewatch is mildly entertained by the somewhat predictable Samaritan.

An excerpt:

Javon “Wanna” Walton does a very good job of playing an obnoxious thirteen-year-old kid, which is both a strength and a weakness of the movie. Martin Starr is tremendous fun as Casler, while most of the rest of the cast reads their lines perfectly competently. Pilou Asbæk’s wide-eyed demeanor and perfect diction make him rather less than convincing as an American inner-city gang leader, but at least he’s having fun chowing down on the scenery.

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