Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Who is Salt?
As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"
Couldn't have cared less about whether she was a Russian spy or not. Seriously, the plot in this is so nonsensical and boring, it's not even a joke. Humourless, baffling and uneventful.
Would have been better with some pepper dashed across it.
Now lets be honest here, Angelina Jolie is a very attractive woman.
She is also a very good actress.
But most of all, Angelina Jolie, is one complete bad ass.
She can kick ass more than any man. And as Evelyn Salt she gets many chances to do just that. For Salt is a film that embraces its own ridiculousness, and Phillip Noyce sets out to give us one brilliantly soundtracked, expertly choreographed action scene after the other.
It is genuinely exhilarating. Very enjoyable, and utterly ridiculous.
What's not to like?
But of course, best of all, Angelina Jolie is a very attractive woman.
Oh, and a very good actress.
Black definitely suits her better than blonde.
That's normally Kurt Wimmer's fap material, you know... That is why the film briefly stinks like Ultraviolet.
Angelina Jolie is Jason Bourne. She looks a lot older than when I last seen her not to be shallow.
Salt-->Alternative title "Forget Physics Exist"
How the hell is she jumping miles down the elevator shaft with no bionic parts or mutant powers? Knocks out every guy with a single punch. Jumps between speeding vehicles with precison timing, car wrecks are not a problem, she'll just walk away.
You could see the end coming a mile away, but Salt is still a fun film and I think part of that has to do with Jolie doing her best to sell you on it. I would definitely see a sequel.
Completely baffling film.
It's clear early on that everyone involved in Salt had no clue as to direction to take it in. Stylistically aiming for the Bourne series but this time with a chick but recalling old Cold War scare tactics by bringing up the KGB in goofy style. The film fails to thrill because you're not sure what stance you're supposed to take on it, the film is constantly action orientated but never grounded in any sense of impact on the story and the whole reason this fails is because Salt as a character is always hidden.
Are you supposed to be rooting for this character? It starts off going in a Fugitive root when things suddenly turn and…
It’s true. I’m an Angelina Jolie fan for all the wrong reasons. For my taste, she is at her best playing an action heroine and oozing sexuality. Make it a spy thriller and you can pretty much bet that I’ll be first in line. In my opinion, there are two ways to evaluate any film. You can consider its technical elements and the precision of its actors, or you can just ask yourself if you enjoyed it. Well, I’m going with the latter this time, and I enjoyed the hell out of Salt.
Without giving away too much, I can tell you that the film is a spy thriller with lots of double crossing. In fact, the story is quite…
7/10: An action-packed spy thriller that is not what it seems to be. Directed by Philip Noyce (Partriot Games, Clear and Present Danger) and screenwriter Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, The Recruit, Street Kings, Law Abiding Citizen), it definitely screams for a sequel and perhaps a trilogy even!
I have to admit I didn't see that coming. But, then again, I feel like an idiot for not seeing that coming, so though I'm biased, I /think/ the main twist was predictable. Everything else was predictable without question. You could see it coming easier than you could see Mount Everest from Nepal.
I heard rumor of a sequel, which could be cool except how many more times can she switch alliances? Maybe they'll make her a triple agent. Mainstream Hollywood never was known for its originality.
Let's just get one thing straight: Salt is pretty good. Not up there with the Bourne trilogy, but better than most generic action films. I really don't have much more to say about it than that. Aside from a few dodgy flashback sequences and a couple of creaky plot moments, there's not much to dislike; it's got some good twists, the acting is fine and everything moves at a satisfying pace. The real reason it's creating such a buzz, and why it's so interesting, is because the protagonist is a woman and because it stars Angelina Jolie, the queen of kickass.
Given that the character of Evelyn Salt was originally written as a man and was due to be played…
"When does the good fairy come in."
Imagine Lara Croft but without the laughs. Then you're imagining Salt. It's action adventure by the books. The twists are so obvious that they aren't really twists. The fight scenes are from the training manual on how to film fight scenes. The score is standard 101 mood setting music, unmemorable to the core. You might be guessing at this point that I was not a fan.
In fact, despite being an action adventure, it's all a bit soppy. The flash backs don't really help. I'm not convinced they are even necessary, apart from one or two that aren't of the soppy kind. If I was at home I would have happily gone out to make a cup of tea without bothering to pause it, there would have been no fear of missing something important.
It's set up for a Salt 2. Kind of hoping they don't.
"You needed someone to take the blame."
Forgettable thriller isn't worth your time.
Man suit or nah
This is one of those action films that felt out of time then but feel like they fit now. The excellent show, the Americans is a little similar to this but does it much better. This film packs plenty of action and espionage to make most action fans happy. I would gladly see a sequel to this film since it is left open ended
I read that Tom Cruise and others passed on this film ... and I’m glad. I’m glad and so should the studio that released the movie, because I would say Jolie is a bigger action star nowadays than Tom Cruise. And while we’re on the subject, I’m sure guys would have preferred to see Jolie in Cruise's place for a lesbian skewed KNIGHT & DAY with Cameron Diaz.
This here is a solid action ride that literally never lets up. Not since the BOURNE movies have we had action like this. Unfortunately for me, it's not Greengrass at the helm, but rather Phillip Noyce. And fortunately for the majority of viewers, it's not Greengrass at the helm. There’s a bit of…
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