Trailer Hopping : Savages is a High Worth Riding

Rating: Butter
Posted April 8th, 2012 by popcorn

Leave a movie about risking it all to defend one’s passion in the hands of a guy who makes solid entertainers about conflicts with money, violence/war and politics, such as Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK and Nixon, and you get an adrenaline rushed robbers versus robbers drama about love, money, drug wars and drug politics in Savages.

The trailer for Savages captivated my interest. The story is told as a flashback from the perspective of the kidnapped girl, Blake Lively, whose two boyfriends must face off against the Mexican cartel, headed by the evil queen herself, Selma Hayek.

Selma Hayek does a good turn as the villainess who captures Blake Lively in order to force the two pot growers, Ben and Chon, to share their strategy and probably part of their business. She plays her tigress with an Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction look, crossed with a Cleopatra finesse, complete with an angry growl and calm, cool and collective threats – “Let me remind you that if I had to, I have no problem cutting both their throats”, finished with a full bite of food.

Blake Lively, with her girl-next-door appeal, doesn’t seem to have the toughness to pull a trigger or defend herself without the help of anyone else. Maybe that’s why she plays a perfect damsel in distress. The awkward part of this movie is the fact that she and her two boyfriends are a happy three way; it must be all that great pot they’re smoking. Peace and love, baby.

I would’ve liked to see more action instead of just an ignited car, and a bit more violence as indicated by the angry leg-stabbing Chon and the savaged masks men with machine guns. Also, I’d hope Benicio Del Toro turns wickedly violent.

My biggest disappointment in the trailer is that Uma Thurman’s name appears in the movie credits but she does not appear at all in the trailer. Either that or she has such a minor role that I didn’t even notice her, which would’ve been too bad.

Savages is scheduled to open on July 6, 2012. It has an all-star cast which includes Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Emile Hirsch, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Uma Thurman, Trevor Donovan, Benicio Del Toro, Joel David Moore, Demian Bichir, among others.

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