Two New TV Spots for Savages Feature Weird Masks and Violence
06.06.12 by Ryan
Director Oliver Stone's adaptation of Savages has a tough road ahead, competing against the highly anticipated The Amazing Spider-Man its opening weekend and family-friendly sequel Ice Age: Continental Drift the following week. It may seem cynical to think that the crime-thriller only has two weeks to make its mark on the box office, but the third week after Savages' release, The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters and will likely be dominating the box office.
Still, there must be a reason Universal decided to release Savages during tentpole season... The two latest TV spots provide some answers as they reveal explosions, weird masks, and rocket launchers while briefly describing a story about two marijuana growers (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) whose mutual girlfriend (Blake Lively) is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel that the two friends refused to work with. Salma Hayek leads the cartel, and Benicio del Toro plays the mustachioed cartel enforcer who kidnaps Lively and forces the two friends to, as one of spots says, go to war.
Besides providing the TV spots, JoBlo has also has several screengrabs, some of which we included below.
Based on the 2010 novel from Don Winslow, Savages was adapted by was adapted by Winslow, Stone, and Shane Salerno (Shaft). The cast includes John Travolta as a DEA agent and Uma Thurman as Lively's mother. Emile Hirsch (The Darkest Hour), Joel David Moore (Avatar), and recent Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir (A Better Life) co-star.