Savages is curious, in that it’s not the sort of film you might associate with the often solemn, politicised pictures of Oliver Stone. In contrast, this is a lively, breezy crime-thriller, buoyed by a sunny tone, some very dark humour, and – a few bland leads aside – some very memorable characters.
Twenty-four years in the making, George Lucas’ passion project has finally soared onto our screens to expose the untold story of the Tuskegee Airmen. Except it doesn’t really do that at all. The only history lesson on offer here is a little recap of ‘The Great Beard in the post-Episode VI era’, which is justly left out of textbooks because it’s really rather sad. Face it, George, a P-51 Mustang is just not an X-Wing.
Tell me when will you be mine? Tell me Django Django Django…
Oh Bryan, you are human after all.