We examine the interesting story of the Samaritan and the facts it presents to the audience.
All the Parable of the Good Samaritan has become one of the most renowned stories among Jesus’ lessons. Without a doubt, many individuals presently just know the name of the Samaritans in view of Jesus’ story from the Gospel of Luke; the illustration even propelled the name of a foundation in the United Kingdom, pointed toward offering close to home help to anybody in profound misery. This is referred to just as the Samaritans.
Directed by Julius Avery and released on Amazon Prime on August 26, 2022, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Javon Walton, Pilou Asbaek, and Dascha Polanco. The intriguing story of two brothers with special powers, Samaritan and Nemesis, is told through a young boy’s fascination with Samaritan.
Let’s move on to the review of the movie, which once again impressed with the acting of Slyvester Stallone.
If we look at the focal point of the story; We can talk about two characters in the human body that seem to have undergone a mutation or transformation (change-transformation) for some reason. One of these characters, named Samaritan and Nemesis, represents good and one represents evil.
From what is described in the movie, it is understood that Nemesis has dragged people into chaos and anarchy in the past. Samaritan appears as the guardian of the order his brother is trying to destroy. For those who have not watched the movie, who are considering watching it, or for those who have watched it but do not notice the situation at first glance, it may seem like the good and the bad are separated very sharply.
Two steps away, Sam had a dream hidden in reality
The main character that draws attention in the movie is Sam, a little boy who does not have a father and lives only with his mother. This boy has admired the Samaritan for as long as he can remember and grew up with his stories. He’s someone who’s always out there looking for evidence that he’s alive. I think the reason for this is that he is a child who lost his father at a young age and needs a protective father figure.
After all, Samaritan is a superhero in his eyes, a savior who can replace his father. As a matter of fact, when you read this article and watch the following scenes of the movie, I believe that you can see that my thoughts are answered.
Now, to talk about the point where the events gained momentum; We need to go back to the moment when Sam finds out that the Samaritan is indeed alive. Sam gets involved in a gang and while he is having problems with this gang, Samaritan rescues him from his situation. This way things get even faster.
Also, the head of this gang is a Nemesis fan. The gang leader seems to have vowed to revive Nemesis’ power by gaining access to her weapons. Will this person truly be able to awaken evil and cause chaos, or will he encounter an experience where he will have to relearn the meaning of evil?
Good and evil can never be brothers
From the fratricide theme in the movie, we can get a sub-message that good and evil are always in conflict. After all, in the conversations between Sam and Samaritan, since Samaritan always seems angry with his brother, the audience also develops a dislike for the other brother. However, for some reason, despite all of Sam’s insistence, Samaritan does not prefer to do good to people or protect them, and even our character adopts the attitude of a deserted man who is not very interested in people.
As for the interpretation of the scenes where Sam is in grave danger again with the gang and Samaritan comes to his rescue. Some people who watched Sylvester Stallone, who once played the Samaritan, in this movie talk about the fact that he can no longer act as well as he used to because the actor is getting older. Personally, I do not agree with this and I say Rambo again, the Rambo we know. Because in the final scenes where Stallone fights the gang leader and his crew, I think one of the problems that make his acting look bad is the facial effects used.
Especially the effects in the fire scene look so poor that it looks as if the actor’s face is warped. Of course, the effects are not the only thing that spoils the image of the actor, I think there is also a problem with the make-up applied to the actor. Especially the cinematographic (image management in the most general sense) errors in the fire scene give the actor the impression that he is an animated character rather than a real person.
Is Nemesis an inevitable end?
Nemesis, according to Ancient Greek belief, represents a divine punishment imposed on people who are arrogant. Also, Nemesis is the goddess of revenge in mythology. This goddess takes revenge to bring justice. Another meaning of this concept is Adrasteia, which means inevitable. In other words, the meaning of this word is to give the appropriate punishment to what is deserved. It is no use calling this punishment good or bad. Because this concept is based on the belief that “if a person has made a mistake, he should be compensated for it somehow”.
The reason I mention these is because there is a surprising fact about the Nemesis character known as dead in the movie. I would like to explain this surprising fact without any spoilers: This character is a character who is always badly known and always believed to do bad things. As I explained above, this concept actually means that justice should be provided in response to a wrong done, not good or bad. At this point, I can say that even if Nemesis has made mistakes in the past, this time justice for both himself and his brother, as it should be.
I would also like to say that this movie did not give us the expected result in superhero movies where the good always wins. So there is no end to other superhero movies where the good are always good and the bad are always bad and rewarded accordingly. Did you get the message? Actually, this is a bit like the life we live: We cannot say that good people always do good things, bad people always do bad things. Such linearity is not possible in real life.
In other words, like Ying and Yang, pros and cons, right and wrong work as a whole. In this respect, I think that the fact that the film is based on both a fantastic and very realistic narrative makes it more original than other superhero films.
Samaritan is an upcoming American superhero movie directed by Julius Avery, written by Bragi F. Schut and starring Sylvester Stallone and Javon Walton. Based on the Mythos Comics comics created by Schut, Marc Olivent and Renzo Podesta.
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