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Completely Ridiculous, Uninspired, and Pointless,
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This review is from: Savages [HD] (Amazon Instant Video)
There is nothing about this movie I can recommend. The plot is never believable at any point. The characters are cliche with no depth. The production values are good, but it's all for nothing.
It starts with a voice over where "O" tells you what kind of movie it is. She explains your assumptions are wrong. She's right in my case. I assumed Oliver Stone could still make a decent movie.
Characters are introduced. It's all very dramatic and silly. "O" is a rich girl with daddy issues. You also have your war scarred soldier, hippy world savior, ruthless cartel strong man, corrupt law officer, hacker, etc.
The hippy grows the best weed in the world! He wants more from life, though. He and the soldier love each other and run a successful marijuana cultivation company. They both love O. They are all so happy in their love triangle, but the cartel wants in on their business. Bro-mance don't want to deal and O pays the price.
Bro-mance is willing to do anything to rescue O. They love her SO MUCH! This is possibly the most absurd part. This amazing woman spends her days getting high, shopping, and having sex with Bro-mance. The only back story you get is that her father is absent, her mother is often away, she's rich, and has been using drugs since she was 14. She's a spoiled drug addict with daddy issues who has never done anything with her life because she didn't have to. What a rare find in California! She gets kidnapped because she has to go to the mall one more time before they all flee the ruthless cartel. Seriously. The cartel's strong man, who has been watching the threesome, isn't sure if Bro-mance loves her or if she is just a prostitute. You wouldn't know either if O didn't tell you. Apparently love is getting high and having sex. He calls his boss hundreds of miles away and says as much. She immediately knows this is just the leverage the cartel needs. How? She just does, okay?
Lots of people die in horrible ways and the story progresses to the worst ending I've ever seen. You might find it poignant if you're a teenager, but most people will just laugh. I was laughing while O explained that's not what happened. What really happened is only the second worst movie ending I've ever seen.
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Initial post: Jan 6, 2013 4:07:28 PM PST
I completely agree with your review. Now I have to know what your worst movie ending of all time is?
Posted on Jan 14, 2013 1:44:31 PM PST
C. Milea says:
Come on man, the movies not supposed to be a nominated flick, it was made to entertain an audience. And as for your review wtf !? you might as well call it a spoiler, i just don't get it. The trailer to this film is pretty much hands down letting you know what it is your going to get when you see it, so like i said before its to entertain an audience not inspire people... Its suppose to be ridiculous and for the sake of entertainment yes have plenty of pointless violence and sexual references because that's what sells these days my friend.
Posted on Feb 12, 2013 7:54:53 PM PST
OMG Someone call this guy a WAMBULANCE!!
Posted on Aug 12, 2013 6:52:39 AM PDT
T. Allison says:
Probably the most accurate description of this movie I've read. Thanks and fully agree!
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