Thursday, April 5, 2012

A peek at Oliver Stone's Savages

It's been a long ass time since I was excited about an Oliver Stone movie. And this trailer for his upcoming crime/action flick Savages has me so.

I understand that's what trailers are supposed to do. Shawn and I have bitched endlessly about that on the show. But I dig the straight-up visual dynamics Stone is using here. Gone are the tricks of his 90s work like Natural Born Killers and U-Turn. This is old school sex and violence, and I like that shit a lot.

Plus we've got solid cast in Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson. And the plot, which features Kitsch and Johnson as pot growers facing off against big time drug dealers who kidnap their girlfriend, is appropriately simple. Plus shit blows up.

Savages opens July 6, and I might have to add this to my short list of summer movies that are worth seeing. Watch the trailer and decide for yourselves.

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