Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Salt (2010)

To be honest before this film Angelina Jolie did nothing for me, I have never really thought much about her in either looks of acting. However in this film which I have seen a couple of times now, I have to admit that I think that she is awesome and she has really made me consider viewing her other films as I did enjoy her performance.

I enjoyed this film from a story point of view as well, you have a basic premise of a Russian spies in America and the historical cold war theme. It is possible that this was a script written for back during the cold war and has been re-written for a modern age and if so I have to say that it works so well. There are a few plot holes and things go far to well to plan for some of those people involved but the story is engaging.

I enjoy this film and can forgive some of the more far fetched ideas and will watch it again in the years to come, so a solid 4 stars from me.

1 comment:

  1. This is my most recent guilty pleasure from one of my favorite go-to guilty pleasure actresses. I do, after all, own both the Tomb Raider movies o_O. It's utterly far-fetched in so many ways, but Jolie is such a wonderful physical actress. She has no fear and just jumps right into so many of those over-the-top stunts. Plus, the fact that this was filmed right in my "backyard," I loved seeing so many DC areas that I could recognize.

    I wonder if it was popular enough to warrant the sequel/series that they obviously want to base on this character. Salt, by the way, was written for Tom Cruise originally. He pulled out to do Knight and Day. Good choice there, Tommy! :-| I do hope we get to see more of Evelyn Salt...although nothing on IMDb right now.

    Anyway, just wanted to give you a transatlantic high-five for this one. Made me smile, which is always a great way to start a work day :-)