Sunday, August 8, 2010

Salt - Movie Review

Salt (PG-13) 99 minutes B-
Wham! Bam! Thank You Ma'am

Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

If you're planning to see this film the less you know about it the better. But I will tell you that Angelina Jolie is an ass-kickin machine and bona fide action star in Salt.

That being said, this is nothing more than a popcorn movie (with extra "salt"), entertaining for 99 minutes and forgotten a few days later. The explosions, car chases and fight scenes are fast and furious, yet the plot is so outrageously ludicrous it's laughable (luckily we don't watch action films for the realism).

I am a fan of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Liev Schreiber but Jolie is the only reason worth watching. In this film she's sorta like the female equivalent of Jason Bourne. The role of Evelyn Salt (Jolie) was originally written for a man, thankfully that didn't happen or else this would've been just another run-of-the-mill espionage action thriller.


RW said...

Are you sure you are thankful that didn't happen? it was going to be Tom Cruise!
But I have to say that Jason Bourne is WAY cooler and more realistic than Evelyn Salt.

Curtis said...

Yeah, I heard it was Cruise but he chose to do Knight & Day instead... WTF!?!?