I have to give Bad Samaritan credit for being truly an original work, at least in the sense that sense that it’s not based on anything else. It’s not based on something in a different medium; it’s not a prequel, sequel or reboot to anything else. That’s got to count for something, right? I wish it did. Bad Samaritan has forced me to realize that the best movies of this year were based on something else. Annihilation and Ready Player One? Based on books. Black Panther? Comic Books. I might have to come around on my views on the recycling of ideas. At least if you base a movie on a book, you know that that book was vetted and edited before it was published. Bad Samaritan could have done with some vetting and editing.