Dark, funny and stylishly violent, the film is a gratuitous romp, its anti-war-on-drugs message timely
By Christy Lemire
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 06, 2012
~~<p>The sun, in its various hues and levels of intensity, plays an important role in Oliver Stone's latest, "Savages."</p>
The sun, in its various hues and levels of intensity, plays an important role in Oliver Stone's latest, "Savages."
In the beginning of this tale of sex, drugs, money and power, it illuminates an idyllic decadence. It warms everything in a glow that suggests anything is possible, in a way that's hazy and almost hallucinatory. But such a lifestyle can't be maintained forever — that's just the way these stories tend to go. And so eventually, especially in the film's bloody desert climax, the sun bakes everyone mercilessly, bleaching away the colors and revealing the characters' true natures. Login for more...