Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Savages: A Movie For The Simple Minded

I walked into the movie theater with hopes high for the viewing of the movie Savages. It seemed as if this movie was going to be highly suspenseful and dramatic with a cast filled with Blake Lively and Salma Hayek.

I turned out half asleep and skeeved out from the unrealistic poly-amorous love triangle they put Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson in.

Clearly false claims of "movie of the year" drew me in to the downright unrealistic plot line of best friend drug dealers and shared girlfriend getting caught up in a fight for their life and love against a Mexican drug cartel.

The beginning seemed promising until my entire view of Blake Lively was changed within the first five minutes. She overacted smoking marijuana, simulating more of the effects of heroin rather than weed.

The tri-relationship started becoming more of a bromance on the race for their lover which leaves you wondering if they're going to ditch the girl and run off together. That would've been a more interesting ending than what they actually left us with.

The acting felt corny, making it obvious that they were smoking cat nip or legal herbs. In the end, the suspense and drama were totally shot and somehow turned into some kind of romantic comedy.

My expectations for this movie were extremely high and I was utterly disappointed in way they carried out the so called drama.

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