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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Film Review: SALT

The above film, starring Angelina Jolie as the title character, has been called very 'apt' with its storylines considering the real-life recent news events with Russian spies living ordinary American lives, attempting to eventually integrate themselves into Government positions etc.

The premise of the story is that Evelyn Salt works for the CIA and her world falls apart when a Russian man walks into the CIA claiming that she is a Russian spy and will kill the Russian president at the American vice-president's funeral. In order to clear her name, she escapes CIA custody and goes on the run to find her husband and protect him, all the while her colleagues are tracking her down and they begin to doubt her more and more. Her main pursuants are her boss and a counterintelligence agent, with the former convinced of her innocence and the latter sure she is guilty - why else would she have run.

The story itself is full of twists and turns, although some are quite predictable. There is a lot of action and blood and fighting, which all added to the entertainment for me.

I found the story and the action enjoyable, it was just shame that some of it was predictable. I also don't think the people I went with enjoyed it as much as I did but that could just be because I'm me and like most films :-)

6.5 out of 10


  1. I did like the film, it was just you could guess what was going to happen.

  2. I did enjoy it, a lot more than I expected to! What made you think we didn't? x

  3. Haha lol -are you catching up on my blog by any chance? :p
    I' glad you enjoyed it more than you thought. I'm not sure why I thought that, it was just one of those things - possibly because I suggested that film so feel more sensitive about how people might react to it and the possible guilt factor that can come in if people don't lol - my head is weird, you should kow that by now :-)

  4. Nooooo not at all! :p
    Like Sian said, I found some of it a bit predictable but the fact it kept seeming to change it's mind over what was happening kept me guessing enough to make me happy! x