Not Just Another Spy Thriller: A Review of the film ‘Salt’.
In about the first 15 minutes of ‘Salt’, we learn a few things about our main character:
She does not enjoy visiting North Korea. Her husband loves her very, very much. She works for the C.I.A.and she is a Russian Spy.
According to a detained suspect, Russia planted trained children into American adoptive homes for one purpose – to await their their missions.
Such missions include the assassination of both Russian and American political figures and the launch of World War 3.
Salt doesn’t take the news lightly. She escapes to find her husband and ensure his safety, which leads a fellow C.I.A. agent, Peabody (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), to believe she may in fact be a spy.Salt pleads her innocence while evading – and beating down – every Police Officer or Agent trying to accuse her. Her C.I.A. agent friend, Agent Winter (played by Liev Schreiber), believes her and is trying to buy her time and understanding with agent Peabody.
Evelyn then begins to plot and we, the audience, is a little left out of the loop about what she’s doing and why.
This movie is full of twists, turns, highs, lows, and ass kicking.
Evelyn Salt is a regular MacGuyver and Jason Bourne rolled into one hot being.
This is definitely NOT ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’. This is definitely NOT ‘Wanted’. It’s another stand alone Jolie classic.
Expect: OMGs, WTFs, and even DIAFs… Gunfire that is!
The ending of the film leaves plenty of room for a possible sequal or even trilogy.
If so, I welcome it with open arms.
It’s time for Mission Impossible and Jason Bourne to let a woman do her work.