Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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?"
I attended a screening of this movie last week and thought it was fantastic. I was expecting a very predictable movie with some cool actions scenes a la Tomb Raider, but I was pleasantly suprised by how good the plot turned out to be. Angelina Jolie gives a great performance as a CIA agent turned fugitive and Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor give sold performances as well. The actions scenes are very creative and suspensful. Plot twists througout the movie kept me intrigued and eager to find out the ending.
Bruce Willis character in Die Hard is what comes to mind when thinking of Salt. Against all odds, Angelina Jolie runs from every possible CIA and government agent possible. Completely unbelievable, but you cant stop watching. Salt gets out of situations that are impossible. Thats what makes it fun to watch though! Its non-stop action for an hour and 40 minutes. Sit back, eat your popcorn and enjoy!