Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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.
BOX OFFICE. 💰💰💰 💲293.5 million
Though it's far from the most intelligent of movies, Salt has some exciting chase sequences, and it manages to patch over most of its plot holes. The fight scenes are a little lame, though - Jolie keeps coming back to the same move - and as the predictable climax approaches, we see the pieces starting to come together not to deliver a satisfying ending, but rather, to set up a sequel. Considering that the lead role was written for, then turned down by, Tom Cruise, Jolie acquits herself quite well, and I thought Liev Schreiber turned in a strong supporting performance - but otherwise, the acting and the dialogue ranked between poor and mediocre, and by the time you reach the un-ending, most of the wind has come out of the sails of what might otherwise have been a decent, straight-ahead action flick.
Nominated Best Sound Mixing
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.
While SALT is powered by some truly, almost shockingly preposterous plotting - seriously, this might be the stupidest spy thriller in history - there are brief moments here and there that genuinely shocked me and helped redeem the movie for me on some level. Jolie was a great choice for the lead and there are some really great action images here, and a less overtly stupid film might have really made a splash.
It's an interesting concept, and there are some good action shots, but it's not very memorable.
The only good part of this movie is that it let me say 'Mangelina Jolie' many times and have it be contextually accurate.
I'm not a fan of Angelina Jolie but I think this film could have had a sequel.
Omg, bad scripts make bad movies! The plot was awful, if there was any. The entire film was focused on Angelina's actions scenes...
"Noyce seems to do everything in his power to make Angelina Jolie look like she's even capable of taking down three men in the span of five seconds, but it seems incredulous. That being said, 'Salt' is much more enjoyable on an entertainment basis only, and that's only if you can look past its gaps in intelligence." -fb701560354.
I am thinking of .....Jason Bourne....Mission impossible........No Way Out (ok, I am old....).. Alias and Nikita. And yet I was entertained, despite the overly loud soundtrack in the local theater and the OVERLY loud teenagers all over. But nice twisters in the story and even if there were loooads of unbelievable and surreal actions scenes, a film with Liev Schreiber can not be all bad! And Angie does kick ass!!!
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Some cool parts here and there, but the story just isn't all that well-written. It seems like the writer was flip-flopping between who Salt is really loyal to, and the ending left me thinking "OK. That doesn't add up."
There's a certain charm to its ridiculousness, until it all goes haywire.
Complete list. :-(
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!