Watch: Full Trailer for Oliver Stone's Drug Trafficking Thriller 'Savages'

April 5, 2012
Source: MTV


Earlier this week the first poster for the adaptation of Savages, Don Winslow's book of the same name, from director Oliver Stone (Wall Street, Platoon) showed up, and some keen readers noticed that it was kind of a rip-off of the poster for Babel from back in 2006. Well, the trailer for the film makes the film look like anything but a rip-off and just might mark the return of the edgy, quality filmmaking that Stone was known for decades ago. With a cast including Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and more, this should be quite the thriller.

Here's the first trailer for Oliver Stone's adaptation of Savages originally from MTV:

Oliver Stone directs Savages based on Don Winslow's book of the same name, with the screenplay co-written by the author and screenwriter Shane Salerno. The story follows two young, independent Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson) who are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after their girlfriend Ophelia (Blake Lively) is kidnapped and held for a ransom of every last dollar they've made for the past five years. Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Emile Hirsch and Uma Thurman also star in the film which is currently slated for theatrical release on July 6th. Interested?

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  • Meh.
    • Waffles
      Agreed.  Disappointed to say the least, but I guess we'll see.
  • HealthyPoison
    Taylor Kitsch coming on strong this year.
    • Phantom1991
      What a stupid phony made up name. Even if it is his real name. It just sounds corny.
  • Qrue3sixteen
    Looks like Stone got his balls back, but the wrong set ("U-Turn" balls). 
  • Chazzy
    I, personally, think it looks awesome. 
  • Truong18
    just seeing this for del toro
  • SuicidalOptimist
    Aaron Johnson, I've missed you!
  • Tester
    Ive had a major boner for Salma for over 10 years so I have no choice but to watch this
    • beevis
      with all due respect to your  boner, salma hayek can NOT act.......not a little bit. i actually laughed at her trying to sound menacing.
      •  I was shocked at how bad her "acting" has gotten. Didn't know it was possible to get any worse.
        • beevis
          i absolutely agree! she has never done anything that was any good at all; and, i didn't think she could get worse.....then i watch this trailer -and she's found a whole new level of awful. i really did laugh when she was saying her lines - just pitiful.
  • Zade_92
    I want to see more from Aaron Johnson and then im sold.
  • Voice of Reason
    Stone's been off his game for a long, long time. That said, this seems ok?  But I'm not 100% sold. The trailer could be conveniently omitting a generous heaping of ham-fisted imagery, craptastic editing, lackluster story and horrendously obvious over-tones.....ugh, now that its spring in New York and all the street vendors are selling Bubble-Guns I get terrible flashbacks to Wall Street 2 and want to write off modern Stone movies for good.
  • Moon
    Yup it's gonna be bad. The trailer already made it look cliche and unoriginal. 
    • Qwerty
      The trailer made it seem that way, but the book is anything but that. It's (the book) is actually pretty awesome. Not totally sold on this though...
  • Dixone19
    So they both nail the girl?
    • Tag team
    • james.
      Yes, actually. 
  • Pendy16
    Aside from Del Toro, this looks horrifically miscast.
  • At what point do the two guys that are nailing the same girl kill each other? You know it's coming. That would bore me.
  • Craig
    For those who can't see thr MTV feed, it's now on YouTube:
  • RockySullivan1938
    STONE IS BACK!!!!!
    • Octopus
      Uh, no.
  • m.suhu
    looks like Army of Two.
    • Sheldyn shipley
      that was my first thought. maybe the game was based off the book or vice versa
  • Rain Spider
    Doesn't look to bad. At least its not a remake or Reboot of anything. 
  • Decent, Rich, White, Drug Dealers Vs. Evil Mexican Drug Dealers. I may watch this but I'm rooting for the bullets!
    • he he he. 'Cos yeh man, we're selling the good drugs, they sell the baaddd drugs' It is a total donkey plot.
  • Ryderup
    Trying to be Tony Scott?
  • Teacherkid
    God I LOVE Aaron Johnson. I am in, just because of him. 
  • Ictimerlsf
    uggghh oliver stones work is so contrived. why did i even bother watching that.
  • Rottweiler260
    army of two
  • I hate John Travoltas Face. It's just too big.
    • Truong18
       that is what happened when you get old.
      • He's had things stuck onto though? And had bits melted to it and stuff? I think at one point he even had Nicolas Cage's face?
  • Legandaryedition
    It just looks bad....
  • Hammerhead
    I'll watch it just to see John Revolting get stabbed
  • Looks watachable
  • guest
    lame. stone doesn't make good movies anymore. i agree also with it being miscast.
  • Bob Iger
    Taylor kitsch = Box office poison Stop casting this clown! 
    • Andrew
      Very true Bob, Battle Ship is gonna bomb then this guy is gonna be in some serious trouble! 
    •  go act...o wait
  • norm
    Blake Lively's an actress, huh? I thought she was just some Paris Hilton type for the paparazzi. Seems like this movie needs a little more NBK vibe, but it could be passable.
  • I feel bad for Del Toro. Why his agent conned him into such a movie is beyond me, but then again maybe he just wanted to be in a Stone movie.
  • this loos great
  • this looks great. I LOVE revenge movies
  • Crazy Legs
    I'm not familiar with the book but this looks good! I'll check it out.
  • jah p
    So Selma is tryin to be the Godmother huh?laughable!
  • Killfoxx
    looks like a tony scott film
  • I like the cast, decent enough plot I'd watch it but whats killing me is Selma's hair...whats with this hairstyle. Never seen anyone make this style look good. Not a fan of Blake lively, don't get me wrong I don't dislike her either I'm neutral-though after green lantern I'm questioning her acting abilities. but she looks the same everywhere I see her.
  • Cgreene159
    Why does this Michael Bay film have Oliver Stone's name on it?
  • Well at least I don't have to watch the movie now... thanks trailer!
  • bellaphoenix
    well am in...dont like the idea of the gossip girl in action movie but hey id kill to be between aaron johnson and Taylor Kitsch any day. the trailer looks awesome!!!




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