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Salt

Published February 16, 2011

Salt

Film info

  • Title Salt
  • Director Phillip Noyce
  • Year 2010
  • Run time 1hr 32m
  • Genres Action, Thriller, Mystery
  • Tagline Who is Salt?

Evelyn Salt, a trusted and loyal CIA operative, goes on the run when a Russian defector convinces her superiors that she’s a double agent sent to assassinate the President of United States. As the intense manhunt heats up, Salt uses all her skills as a covert operative to elude capture and uncovers a secret so powerful it could change the course of world history. Angelina Jolie stars in this action-packed thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.

Live Blog

Time Comment
0:36 North Korea, two years ago. I’m not noting all of these again. Last time it took me all the way round Europe.
1:41 Have seen two instances of water torture in as many films. Hollywood must have just realised it exists.
2:23 There’s an exchange scene just like this in one of the James Bond’s.
4:54 Yeah, you shouldn’t really keep your spiders on the dining room table. It’s not polite.
6:14 Liev is the king of talking without moving his lips.
8:14 She doesn’t look right as a blonde.
11:04 Ohh, it’s that Shutter Island music again.
17:20 Gosh, it is tense.
19:10 If she runs away, they’ll think she is guilty. Maybe she is.
19:34 Can they really match your face to any and every image… like… ever? Be careful what you  upload to Flickr!
22:00 I call an Ikea table. Ours has legs like that too.
23:48 I don’t even know what she did but I like it. This is so Bourne.
26:21 I have a lot of questions already but the main one right now is how she paid for the taxi.
27:38 Hehe, dog on a polished floor.
31:16 For someone who takes part in a lot of action films, Angelina doesn’t run too well. Not that I can talk.
35:23 She’s pretty good at jumping across traffic though.
42:40 Woohoo, dying her hair.
50:00 You’ve got to really hate someone to wreck a beautiful old church like that.
51:01 She has massive hands. And bony fingers.
54:28 Proper whiplash.
55:19 She still has the spider poison though. I’m on spider poison watch.
1:00:18 Why are they pointing guns at her? Everywhere she goes there’s a gun in her face.
1:05:59 I’m gonna say she won’t kill the President, although at this point it is hard to say.
1:12:56 What are the different DEFCONs? Need to do some research.
1:16:36 I actually gasped out loud.
1:19:54 Spider poison!
1:23:19 It must be a Windows machine for the loading bar to pause at 99% complete.
1:32:50 Falling out of a chopper at that height has to hurt!

Conclusions

Somehow, we both knew this was going to be a good film without really having any knowledge of it, which is surprising because Angelina Jolie can be spectacularly hit and miss. Mr C wouldn’t even let us watch the trailer for it in case it spoiled anything, and Mr C is obsessed with watching trailers. So, we really didn’t know what we were letting ourselves in for.

I really liked this. It was a bit too Bourne in the end, which is why I’ve knocked a point off, but there wasn’t anything to grumble about it really. The story was complex enough that midway through Mr C was contemplating watching it twice, but then it all started to unravel and everything became clear. Pretty much. I was impressed with Angelina, although it’s fair to say there were more stunts than any serious acting going on. I approve.

Rating: 4/5

Rating: 4 / 5

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