MOVIE REVIEW: Salt

Angelina Jolie is my favorite actress ever. I know that this is a bold statement, but for a long time and for the foreseeable future she holds this title. I just love how diverse her roles have been over her career.  Whether she is playing the video game industries most famous heroine or portraying a 1920’s mother in search of her son, Jolie has shown that she is a skilled actress. But what really makes Angie shine is what she does off-screen. Her humanitarian work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN shows that she is more than just a pretty face. Jolie returns to the silver screen in Salt, an action/thriller which is a genre she knows well.

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Evelyn Salt (Jolie) is a CIA agent who is living a pretty happy life with her husband of ten years (August Diehl). Upon their anniversary, Salt and her colleague (Liev Schreiber) are asked to interrogate a Russian defector named Orlov (Daniel Oldrychski). Orlov states that the Russian president will be killed by a Russian spy by the name of Evelyn Salt. Shaken, Salt escapes the CIA, proclaiming that she is only trying to protect her husband. But after a few questionable scenes we begin to wonder if Salt is actually acting as a CIA agent or as an Russian spy. Who exactly is Salt?

Salt could have been like any other thriller that came in recent years, but it instead decided to be good. This movie has everything that those other films have; Action, gun fights, car chases, impossible human feats, and big enough plot holes to fit a jumbo jet in yet it delivers it in a fun and neat package. Not only that, but it also brings back the Russian people as a believable cinematic threat (something that has become somewhat of a stereotype in recent years). Revelation after revelation in this film leaves you guessing the outcome and truth until the credits begin to roll.

Not only is the film a nonstop thrill ride from beginning to end, it also has many great performances. Angelina Jolie is really comfortable in the action genre and it shows in this film. She performs her part with a furiously that is required for such a role as this one. And the supporting cast is just as great. Liev Schrieder and  Chiwetel Ejiofor are the perfect balance as Salt’s once colleagues now hunters.

Salt is a fun roller coaster of a film that starts off fast from the start and does not slow its pace or the never ending barrel rolls until the very end. It is a breath of fresh air in a genre that was starting to get too stuffy.

VERDICT: SEE IT!!

So did you go see Salt over the weekend? Were you impressed or was it to a bland action film? Leave your comments and opinions below.

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One Response to “MOVIE REVIEW: Salt”

  1. I just saw the movie yesterday it wasn’t bad nor good but the fact that Angelina was there . It’s worth the money.

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