*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Samaritan*
With so many new entries in the superhero genre, it can be hard to find a movie that offers something a little different, but that’s what Prime Video’s latest arrival manages to achieve.
The film tells the story of a young boy who believes his neighbor is the superhero, Samaritan, who died in battle with his nemesis decades earlier.
Since its arrival, Samaritan has received a lot of praise from Prime Video fans, many of whom are now clamoring for a sequel, Samaritan 2.
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Samaritan release date and plot preview
Samaritan flew to Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 26, 2022.
With crime in Granite City on the rise and chaos threatening to overwhelm the population, 13-year-old Sam Cleary thinks the city needs a hero.
The young boy thinks his mysterious and reclusive neighbor, Joe Smith, may be the answer to Granite City’s prayers, suspecting him to be the legendary super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, who disappeared after a fierce battle 25 years earlier.
Despite Joe’s reluctance, Sam makes it his mission to get his neighbor out of hiding before the town is completely ruined.
How the ending sets up Samaritan 2
In the film’s final moments, it is revealed that Samaritan had actually died in the explosive fight 25 years earlier, and that Joe is actually the hero’s evil twin brother, Nemesis.
However, Sam doesn’t tell the press after Joe saves the day and instead reveals that ‘Samaritan’ lives.
The ending leaves the door wide open for more as a potential sequel could see Joe attempt to live up to the Samaritan name Sam gave him in an effort to keep his brother’s legacy alive.
However, perhaps the re-emergence of Samaritan could see a new villain arrive on the scene after learning that Granite City’s super-powered protector has miraculously returned.
It’s worth noting, however, that no Samaritan sequel has been greenlit at the time of writing.
Fans are calling for Samaritan 2
Following the release of Samaritan, many fans took to social media to demand a sequel.
One fan on Twitter wrote: “Anyone else still watching Samaritan? Makes me want to read comics now. I would love to have a sequel with more action. This one was a good setup for another movie. A prequel would be pretty cool too.
While another added: “Samaritan was fantastic! Something happens, which I saw coming, but knowing it didn’t spoil the experience. Not only could it have a sequel, but a prequel and I’d be here for both.
However, this fan wasn’t so excited about the prospect of a sequel: “Please don’t do a Samaritan sequel. A movie was torture enough.
“Finally saw Samaritan last night and Sylvester Stallone delivered an epic ‘twist’ performance that I didn’t see coming,” this fan said. “I really hope there will be a sequel or a prequel.”
While another Twitter user commented, “I really enjoyed Samaritan, a fun movie. Well done by all cast and hopefully we get a sequel for this one.
And finally, this fan wrote, “The Samaritan from Amazon Prime was really good. Sylvester Stallone was suited to playing an elderly superhero! I hope there will be a sequel.”
Samaritan is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video after its release on August 26, 2022.
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