Got 2/3 of the way thru and had to let it go.
With the comic bookish, super-saturated color palate and the opening voice-over indicating something different is going on, I thought OK...he is giving the drug business the satirical treatment, as he did with American violence in NBK.
So, I gave it some lee-way, some time to develop.
I waited, and then waited some more.....Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
A 3-way sex scene with a fully clothed Blake Lively....really?
The Afghanistan ambush sequence...really?
For a pot operation of that size, 300 lbs. was difficult to get ahold of....really?
I could go on....
There are just too many eye-rolling moments for a movie like this.
I am not sure what Stone is doing here and I doubt he actually knows himself.
Ultimately, I realized Savages was an unfocused, half-ass Tarantino flick, or at least that's how it comes across.