Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DVD Date: Savages

Posted by Kero at Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sometimes, a good sleep is not the cure to stress but rather an entertaining movie. We squeezed in a DVD date last night. Both Hubby and I needed a break from work and thankfully, Little C was soo tired from school that he dozed off early giving as some much deserved adult time.

Hubby was hesitant at first with my DVD choice. We both don't like horror or gruesome films and the title alone is rather chilling. But I pointed out Oliver Stone is one very good director the very same one behind the documentary we watched a few years back on Cuban President Hugo Chavez. Regardless of the title, Oliver Stone always delivers something good having focused most of his films on politics and cultural issues.

Savages is a crime thriller which stars Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro, and John Travolta. The plot is simple. Two best friends head over heels in love with a girl and goes on to share her - which confronts the threesome trend. Their relationship, however a taboo it may seem, was presented artfully in a way you won't despise any of them. Blake Lively narrates the story and though I used to think she has great screen presence, I think it was Taylor Kitsch's act that was more arresting.

The baddies are composed of Hayek and del Toro. They ran this drug empire and wants a partnership with the clean-weed growing guys played by Kitsch and company. They refuse and that's where it all goes wrong. 

The DVD was released yesterday and yes I do recommend getting a copy. If you are a huge Blake Lively fashion fan, she won't disappoint here. She's was a total beach babe, all blonde hair, rich girl and punished in white maxi dress. The movie received mixed reviews but Oliver Stone succeeds in capturing the young movie goers and show how dark gruesome movies are executed.

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