Gotta say, I haven’t exactly been enamored with Ollie Stone’s movies in the last, oh, 15 years or so, with 2004’s “Alexander” probably being his high point for me, even though most people didn’t like it, I kinda dug it. “Wall Street 2” did better than expected, and “World Trade Center” was a modest hit, but “W.”, on the other hand, farted out a major turd, and deservedly so. Stone’s latest is “Savages”, which if you can ever judge a movie by its trailer, looks like Stone may have gotten his groove back. If nothing else, it looks like it has the makings of an impressive crime actioner, even if the film does feature a trio of not-entirely-impressive actors as its lead.
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Trevor Donovan, Benicio Del Toro, and Joel David Moore.
Taking that weed back July 6, 2012.
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