Monday, August 16, 2010

Movie Monday - Who Is She?

Salt


Written by: Kurt Wimmer & Brian Helgeland

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Released: July 23, 2010



Rating: PG-13



Summary: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honour and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt’s efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: “Who is Salt?”





I’ve wanted to see this movie ever since it first came out and I finally saw it last week with a friend of mine and am I ever glad that I did. Angelina Jolie never seems to disappoint and this movie is not the exception.

Ok, it was slightly predictable (I guessed two major plot points well before they were revealed) but you were still kept wondering what all was going to happen. I enjoyed how the ending was just enough to tie things up but it left it open for the possibility of a second movie in the franchise - which would be awesome.

One thing that was really well done about this movie was the hair and make-up. I could tell that she was wearing a wig for the movie but it was a very high quality wig and it was styled in a way that made it seem just so natural (to the untrained eye) but what really got me were the make-up effects near the end of the movie. Jolie is completely unrecognizable unless you look really close and I was blown away. Of course, if I later hear that it was some other actor I might just cry, but for now it’s breathtaking.

Overall, I really enjoyed this movie. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a film that both males and females will greatly enjoy. There’s action, adventure, suspense, and gorgeous people to look at through the entire movie, so there’s really something for everyone. I’m giving it an 8/10.

1 comment:

thebookfairyhaven said...

I've heard nothing but rave reviews for this one, so I really need to get out to watch this one. I'm actually not a huge Angelina Jolie fan, but for some or other reason, there's something about her in this movie that makes me want to see this. Hoping to catch this over the weekend.