Sound the drums of war

Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch aim to make life difficult for a Mexican drug cartel.
Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch aim to make life difficult for a Mexican drug cartel.

OLIVER Stone has released his first film for two years as two pot growers face off against a Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend in Savages at the Showcase in Bargeddie.

Entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Johnson), a peaceful and charitable marijuana producer, and friend Chon (Taylor Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL, run a lucrative, homegrown industry raising some of the best weed ever developed.

They also share a one-of-a-kind love with Ophelia (Blake Lively) and life is idyllic in their southern California town.

That until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Salma Hayak) and her enforcer, Lado (Benecio Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond of the three friends,

Ben and Chon, with the reluctant assistance of dirty DEA agent Dennis (John Travolta), wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel.

And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and manoeuvres in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.

For listings visit www.showcasecinemas.co.uk.

The Times & Speaker has two pairs of tickets to the Showcase at Barrbridge Leisure Centre to give away to see any film of your choice.

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