Thursday, July 05, 2012

'Savages' Review

Like with Magic Mike, I'm not sure a lot of people will see Savages because of who directed it. Nonetheless, that individual is Oliver Stone, and the film represents the first time he's made a purely commercial movie that actually worked. It's not great, but it's good enough. My review is up at Deadspin.

(By the way, I had forgotten that Jennifer Lawrence was originally slated to play the Blake Lively role. Supposedly, Lawrence had to pass because she was doing The Hunger Games. Whatever the reason, it was a good call, Jennifer: O's the least interesting character in this movie.)