Samson movie is a 2018 biblical film inspired by the story of Samson in the Book of Judges. The movie which is directed by Bruce Macdonald stars Taylor James as Samson, along with Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Caitlin Leahy, Rutger Hauer, and Lindsay Wagner. Then released in the United States on February 16, 2018.
Samson movie tells of how the Hebrews had done wrong and were thus put in the hands of the brutal Philistines. On the other hand, Samson‘s been a big deal from birth. God had told his parents he was to be a Nazirite, which came with an important set of conditions. He couldn’t drink alcohol. He couldn’t touch corpses. And he could never, ever cut his hair. He was, literally, born to be a hero.
Due to the brutality of the Philistines, Samson’s parents urge him to fight back against the Philistines since he was chosen to do so from birth. However, Samson is not sure if that’s who he wants to be. He wants peace.
Later on, Samson falls in love with a Philistine woman named Taren. Prince Rallah of the Philistines kills her brother and imprisons her and her father. Then, Samson tracks down Taren, after some number of meetings, they fall in love with each other. But Samson’s parents aren’t in support of their bonding since she is a daughter of the enemy. But Samson goes on to organize a wedding feast which Rallah also attends. Rallah lies to Samson and makes him drink wine, which is against one of Samson’s three Nazirite vows. They both also played a riddle game which both of them could not answer with Samson offering him a riddle with a wager of 30 tunics. The riddle goes “Out of the eater, something to eat. Out of the strong, something sweet.”
However, Rallah urges Taren to find the answer to the riddle threatening to kill her and her father. Which she, in turn, gets it out of Samson. Rallah eventually solves the riddle in front of Samson. Upset, he goes to a nearby village where the Philistines were holding three Hebrew girls. Samson kills 30 soldiers, then takes the tunics of the soldiers, reluctantly since this is breaking one of his three Nazirite vows of not touching the dead.
Then Samson returns back with the tunics, only find out that Rallah had canceled the marriage. Furiously, and not being able to find Taren, puts fire onto foxes who burn the Philistine city in front of Rallah’s eyes. Rallah then takes Taren and her father and throws them into the fire from a large building in front of Samson’s eyes.
Now at war, Celeb offers Samson to fight back against the Philistines after he finds him in a cage. Instead, Samson decides to be taken as a prisoner by Rallah, then watching Rallah kill Menoah before moving over to kill him.
Samson then kills Rallah’s entire army of 1000 with the jawbone of a donkey. He returns to his Danite village and gets sworn in as a Judge.
After some time had passed. The Philistines were starving the Hebrews. Again, instead of fighting back, Samson option to negotiate peace. He goes down to King Balek’s palace, but the two come to no solution. Planned by Rallah, Samson and Delilah form a bond and then a relationship. When Samson sleeps, Delilah cuts Samson’s hair after hearing that it was his final vow which he hadn’t yet broken and gets captured by the Philistines along with Caleb as Samson is blinded.
Now in a Philistine prison, after regretting her action, Delilah offers to bail Samson out. However, she ends up bailing Caleb out instead as requested by Samson. Then Rallah kills his father after a disagreement and takes his crown.
Now before a Philistine crowd where Rallah is now sitting as King, Samson stood. He asks God for his forgiveness and brings the entire Philistine building to fall along with their idol.
Samson Movie Cast
- Taylor James as Samson, a Nazarite with super-strength.
- Jackson Rathbone as Rallah, the prince of the Philistines.
- Billy Zane as King Balek, the king of the Philistines and Rallah’s father.
- Caitlin Leahy as Delilah, the partner of Rallah who seduces Samson.
- Rutger Hauer as Manoah, Samson’s father.
- Lindsay Wagner as Zealphonis, Samson’s mother.
- Frances Sholto-Douglas as Taren, a Philistine woman who Samson falls in love with.
- Greg Kriek as Caleb, Samson’s brother.
- James Ryan as Tobias, a Hebrew who is killed by Prince Rallah
Samson Movie Overview
- Genre(s):- Action, Drama
- Release Date:- February 16, 2018
- Directed By:- Bruce Macdonald
- Produced By:- Bruce Macdonald, David A. R. White, Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis, Vlokkie Gordon, Craig Jones, Michael Scott, Brittany Yost, Alysoun Wolfe
- Written By:- Jason Baumgardner, Galen Gilbert, Timothy Ratajczak, Zach Smith
- Country(s):- United States, South Africa
- Language:- English
- Run Time:- 109 minutes
- Box Office:- $4.8 million