At the Movies - SALT

SALT is one of those I'm-a-spy, I've-been-wronged, I-use-all-my-awesome-spy-skills-to-save-myself-and-the-world, kind of movies.  Angelina Jolie plays CIA agent Evelyn Salt.  One tough broad.  One day, a former Soviet government bad guy walks into the Agency in an attempt to defect.  In exchange for help, he offers the agency information about a double agent.  He names Salt as the double agent, while she is the one interrogating him.  He tells her that she will be the one to assassinate the Russian president at an upcoming event.  All of a sudden Salt finds herself being ushered to a secure room, while the agency contemplates her fate.  She manages to get away, so she can prove her innocence and find the people behind the assassination conspiracy.  But her actions cast doubt about her motives, and we are left wondering: Who is Salt?

I wanted to like this movie.  Really, I did.  I like spy movies.  I like action movies.  And I don't even mind Angelina Jolie.  I can forgive her for Mr. and Mrs. Smith, because I liked the Tomb Raider movies.  But SALT was not that great.  I didn't hate it.  But I didn't like it either.  It was a little more predictable than I like in a spy movie, and the story was actually not that interesting.  And the worst part about this movie was the ending, which obviously left the door open for a SALT2.  Wide open.  So open that I felt like the story didn't really end.  All in all, another fail for Angelina.

I know a lot of people hated this one.  I didn't hate it.  I was still entertained.  But I would only recommend this one to those of you who have seen everything else and are still in the mood to catch a flick at the theater.  Otherwise, if you're mildly curious about it, then wait to rent it. 


swatchcat said...

ITA, it was good, but not great. Entertaining. But I don't believe for one second that a chick that waify could kick arse like that. No way.

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i didn't "read" your post - i am scared it talks about the actual movie - i hqaven't seen it yet nor know a lot about it - the way i like to see a movie - hopeing it's pretty good

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

not sure if i would like this movie, but i'd give anything to be in a dark theatre right about now with a huge tub of popcorn...watching anything other than a spreadsheet! haha...have a wonderful weekend!

C'est La Vie said...

i'm sad some people hated it, i love angelina movies

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KimD said...

I liked the movie (I too love Angelina...if I were to ever switch teams....)

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Crazy Shenanigans said...

We saw it on Monday and I didn't like it either. I thought it wasn't good, AT ALL

McGriddle Pants said...

I have soooo never wanted to watch this movie. Ever since I saw the first trailer with her skinny-stick-like-limbs. Gross!

I'm glad it wasn't that good. I don't know why. She's just too full of herself I guess. And since you didn't like it, I'll be sure to miss it! :)

lizohliz said...

this movie looks pretty good, angelina's usually a good actress. cute blog!

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