Friday, November 09, 2012


While ‘Savages’ (2012) looks like the work of the same person who made ‘Natural Born Killers’ (1994) and ‘Wall Street’ (1987), the new Oliver Stone film, apart from being very violent (it begins with a video of severed heads and upside down decapitated bodies), and thoroughly research (how drug cartels work), the film is also very smart, at the level of the script and the imagery it employs...

In this evil vs evil story, there are no heroes and by that rationale no villains as well. Both sides are equal, in their deprivation, in the savagery, and the film succeeds in bring home this point. The film, is, as if, a mirror where each character meets the other version of him/herself...

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