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.