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.
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.
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.
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.
Watched it again after a few beers and its even less plausible.
Not bad if you disengage your brain for 2 hours.
Something about how easily Salt, and the antagonists, kept easily getting through and escaping from security really pissed me off.
Enjoyed it far more than I thought I would. Entertaining, with a talented cast, etc. etc. The action sequences could be a bit over the top (considering Jolie's smacking around men at least three times her size), and it might have been a tad too predictable, but other than that...
It's worth noting that there are three different endings. which, yeah, is a bit over the top.
A properly mental action thriller.
I don't know why people get so snotty about this movie, or what they were expecting, it's half a star behind the Bourne franchise - the edge going to the the emotional element - Bourne's marriage and his German wife is a shade more believable (and has more screen time) than Salt's German husband.
But other than that, it twists and turns like a twisty turny thing, Angelina kicks arse, things blow up more offscreen than on (Michael Bay, please note) and the director Phillip Noyce shows once again (After the Harrison Ford double of Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger) that he's the man to go to when you want to kill the POTUS.
I saw one review which said "predictable". Ahahahah. Twat.
Angelina Jolie keeps on slaying.
From a purely visual perspective, Salt was everything that I hoped Tomb Raider would be.
- i love angelina jolie
(saw on an airplane)
This is the type of generic (seeming) blockbuster that I tend to stay away from and cite when I want to bring up forgotten big budget films. I would never see this type of film but alas I was on an airplane and my wife has a thing for butt-kicking Angelina.
Wow. What a strange plot. The action beats are generic and filmed and edited poorly but who greenlit this bat shit screenplay? Kudos.
It doesn't get better with a second viewing. "Salt" does try very hard to be a Jason Bourne film and it fails miserably in most aspects. Not to mention the interesting plot that gets across very unfinished. Could have been much better.
Probably the best of Angelina Jolie's action movies. This film is reason enough for the producers of the upcoming Expendabellas franchise to pursue her as a member of the team.
The freeway chase scene near the beginning of the movie is much better than the one in Matrix: Reloaded, and that's with people NOT inside a computer.
There's a couple of great images in this movie, like Jolie sporting a habit, unleashing her vengeance, and her kicking Liev Schreiber across the jaw. However, I was a bit disappointed with her dressed as a man for the final act (just not sexy enough).
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Some more common poster designs, this one using the following criteria:
*extreme close up, the face/body filling the frame
- Leon: The Professional
- The Da Vinci Code
- Private Benjamin