Yeah, I liked Savages a lot. And it’s nothing elite or anything, just a good 2 hour filler film. That’s what Runner Runner was for me.
I didn’t offer them up as watchable based on Oscars or some mess, just viewings. Enjoyable, few good scenes, maybe a laugh or two, and that’s that.
Look at John Wick. NOBODY saw that preview and said “Oh my God, I gotta go see the new Keanu movie!!!”
But you sit down for two hours, and damnit, that movie entertains the hell outta ya. The man rampaged NYC for 3 days, fired 947,000 bullets, we saw 1 single cop the entire film, that cop, knocked on his front door, saw a body, and turned and went home.
But we all love that film.
Sometimes films just catch you on the right day.
Schindler’s List is an AMAZING film. I don’t ever wanna watch that **** again. Ever.
But I’ll watch Runner Runner 18 times in the next 6 months, just cuz it’s on and I don’t have to study every damn detail or anything.
Runner, Savages, Wick, Running Scared, Mr. Brooks, Fracture, The Devil Wears Prada, films like that completely fill a role in how one enjoys movies. Not every film is The Godfather, or Prisoners, or something like that where every scene is perfect, and every performance is legendary. Sometimes you just need to unplug for 2 hours, and those films are as enjoyable as any other in that respect. Just cuz I recommend them, don’t mean I ranked them in the top 50 or anything.