Volume 48, Number 1 - August 16, 2010

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Ailyn Fojo
Ailyn Fojo
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A much too salty summer snack

By Ailyn Fojo

Picture of Salt movie poster

Salt was less than impressive coming in second to Inception on its opening weekend.

Although the film was interesting to watch, it’s also quickly forgotten. The storyline kept me going back and forth and provided just enough action to make it entertaining to watch.

Toward the end, the real twist begins. But then the movie comes to a rapid halt, which would have been fine had the credits not filled the screen soon after, leaving the story open ended.

This is not a movie that needs a sequel but, by the looks of it— I would not be surprised if there is one.

Director Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American) is reunited with actress, Angelina Jolie (Wanted), in their first collaboration since The Bone Collector. The film also featured Live Schreiber (Repo Men) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (American Gangster). Both are average actors.

Evelyn Salt (Jolie) is a CIA officer accused of being part of the KA program designed to bring down the United States. Salt of course flees and uses her skills to avoid capture. As she flees to look for her husband, her motives are questioned and the roller coaster of uncertainty begins.

As an action flick, the movie is good mainly because of the names behind it. Although Jolie has proven herself a valid candidate for this genre— although her best work is better found in the drama department. Sure her movies like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Mr. & Mrs. Smith were entertaining to watch, but much like this one, they were easily replaced by the next big name.

If you have already seen Inception—and Despicable Me doesn’t catch your interest— then Salt, with a blend of action, mystery, and a semi-original plot, could the pick for you.

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