Oliver Stone‘s new film Savages, stars Blake Lively as the girlfriend of two pot growers, Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch, who is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel. The rest of the cast is top-notch, including Benicio Del Toro, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Demian Bichir, Salma Hayek, Joel David Moore and Emile Hirsch.
Johnson, who was the star of Kick-Ass and that John Lennon biopic nobody watched is unrecognizable in this. That and Stone’s return to the sleazy, druggie material of his inspired early 90s efforts make this at least intriguing.
Savages opens on July 6.