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Oliver Stone's Savages trailer

Savages.jpgI was hopeful for Oliver Stone's film Savages but the trailer is a mixed bag for me, on one hand I'm feeling that some of it looks a like a typical action revenge film and on the other it's delivering style and grabs you from the opening word.

The introduction from Blake Lively is enough to have you sucked in, even without John Travolta, Salma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro appearing in it, or just the thought of it also starring Uma Thurman, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Aaron Johnson or Joel David Moore.

It should be good though, after all Oliver Stone, Shane Salerno and Don Winslow wrote the screenplay that Stone directed, and Stone started writing the screenplay before Winslow had finished the book and even invested his own money in order to get going with the project. That does sound like he's keen on the film.

Here's the blurb for Savages to give you a feel for it:

Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow's best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010.

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.

Now here's the trailer for the film through TrailerAddict. Have a look and see what you think of Savages:

Will this be another classic Oliver Stone film?




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