Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Late Night Trailers: Savages

I'm not much of an Oliver Stone fan.  In my humble opinion: that dude is massively overrated.  So, the fact that I have any interest at all in Stone's newest venture is some kind of weird, rare moment of nonsense.  Especially when you consider that not only is this an Oliver Stone film: it's also appears to heavily feature Gossip Girl's most stagnant clothes hanger, Blake Lively.  While I'm quite sure this film could be a vast pit of searingly lit crap, I'm also quite sure it falls into the rare category of "thrillers I will watch in spite of being crap."  See, it has all the features I consider enjoyable in a dramatic thriller.  Namely: copious amounts of drugs, mercenaries, stylish cinematography, 'crazy love', idiosyncratic head wear, and a lady with a severe  haircut.  Another selling point? That poster. It could be that I'm a sucker for colors and well-placed type. Savages is based on the critically successful crime novel of the same name by Don Winslow and, as far as I can tell, all you need to know is that it involves two young entrepreneurial dudes (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson) as they build a successful marijuana enterprise and get involved with a cartel.  There you have it. Pure trouble. Will you see it?  Will you dare to expect much?

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