Savages (2012)

Savages (2012) 3 Out of 5

Okay, my heart is still racing from watching this movie. It really kept me on the edge of my seat, but I can be easily stimulated, so keep that in mind.

The movie opens with two of the hottest sex scenes I’ve scene. I was never a fan of Blake Lively, but I would give her one of my kidneys after seeing this movie. And I’d take it out myself…..with a pen knife. She plays smoking hot and sultry like no other. She makes the love triangle thing seem believable, even if her  “Wargasms” line was horrible.

For reference, here’s the girl:

Okay, back to the movie. If it was just the first thirty minutes I’d have given it five out of five. Blake was that good in the first two opening scenes.

The movie itself kept you on the seat of your pants. You are never quite sure which way things are going to break, so I guess if you like thrillers, you will love this.  My problem with it was that while the violence was very gory and quite graphic, the action scenes tended to be too far apart for me.

One of my favorite parts is when Chon puts a knife into John Travolta’s characters hand, telling him he’ll do anything to get Ophelia (O) back. It gave me the same feeling that watching the phone call scene in Taken gave me.

I guess that is the reason that it got a three and not a five. I was expecting the girl to get saved with a few more action scenes and for Chon to kick some more ass. So while it was a great tense thriller, I wanted more action in my thriller.