Wednesday, September 26, 2012

QUESTION: What is the best Oliver Stone movie?

With Savages having been released last week, to some pretty poor reviews I have to say, I thought it would be a good idea to bring up that Oliver Stone has done some pretty fantastic films. I have read many reviews stating that Stone has lost it and he may as well give up after Savages. Now everyone is allowed one blip aren't they? What I have done then is listed five below, as usual, and you can vote in the comments. Of course if you think there is a better one out there add that as well. So, what it is then is what is the best Oliver Stone movie? Don't give up on him yet.

1. JFK - Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman star in this thriller. After the assassination of Kennedy a New Orleans DA discovers there is more to the attack than meets the eye.

2. NATURAL BORN KILLERS - Woody Harrelson stars as a man once traumatized by childhood issues. Now he has met a woman who was brought up in the same circumstances and influenced by the media they set off across country killing everyone in their wake.

3. PLATOON - A young Charlie Sheen is an inexperienced army recruit. When he is thrust into the Vietnam War he faces a moral dilemma towards the issues within man.

4. SALVADOR - A little known film, and one of Stone's earlier releases. Starring James Woods and Jim Belushi the film follows a down on his luck US journalist who travels to El Salvador in search of a story on the dictatorship they live under.

5. WALL STREET - Stone directs Michael Douglas on career best form as Gordon Gekko, a stock broker who likes to illegally earn millions. Along comes Charlie Sheen as a young protege who soon discovers that you have to get your hands dirty to earn big money.

There are the top 5 rated of Stone's film according to IMDB. As a matter of fact I haven't seen all of these so I will have to give them a watch. Let me know what you think then as I still believe Stone can re-produce films like these and that Savages was a blip in his CV. Granted over the last few years he hasn't lived up to his earlier potential but let's keep our faith in him. He will come back!

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