By Paul Goldfinger
Oliver Stone’s new film “Savages” is playing locally. It is a beautifully filmed action flick with lots of blood, sex and intrigue. It is not a new Oliver Stone masterpiece, but I enjoyed it anyhow. The heroes are a young threesome from Laguna Beach, California, where they run a business growing high octane “weed.” The two guys and one hot blond are managing just fine with their special arrangement when some crumbs from a Mexican cartel show up to muscle in. Before long the babe gets kidnapped, and the guys need to find a way to free her.
John Travolta does an edgy job portraying a corrupt DEA agent, and Salma Hayek is fine as the main ”man” running the violent Mexican outfit.
The musical score contains a lot of contemporary themes some of which were excellent. But, I really liked the re-do of George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun” done by a 25 year old Malaysian Indie-rock singer named Yuna. We will post some of the other soundtrack pieces in the near future.
“Neptune’s Net” is by M. Ward