Aug 13, 2010
“The more we run, the more they will chase.” is what happened to Evelyn Salt. Since Mat Damon’s “Bourne Identity” (2002) which used more advance believability approach in runaway espionage tale, now everyone tries to become Bourne by running, jumping, shooting, fighting, car chasing, motorcycle chasing, you name it and it all happens in one action package. Some examples which also using the similar patterns recently are John Travolta’s ”From Paris with Love” (2009), Tom Cruise’s "Knight and Day" (2010), Ashton Kutcher’s “Killers” (2010) and now it’s the time for Jolie. The story follows Evelyn Salt (Jolie) who is wrongly accused as a Russian spy and now she has to clear her name by finding the invisible enemy. The Director is Phillip Noyce, the man behind “The Bone Collector” in 1999 (also with Jolie). The camera angle is dynamic, especially in action sequences. Yes, the movie is filled with twists and turns, even sometimes the story just goes by itself without proper explanations, leaving too many questions and missing links. That is uniqueness of the plots! The story effectively draws our curiosity. It is success to make us stay put in our seat by expecting what is going to happen next. To let Jolie fuses into action adventure like thiz is just like releasing the fish into water, it’s simply what she does best. Jolie is still in the spotlight, shines among her mysterious partner (Liev Schreiber) and strict boss (Chiwetel Eijiofor). If someone complains about how absurd thiz narratives has become, it’s simply arguable and it all happens to every modern action movies nowadays. One thing for sure, Jolie is back with some killing moves to remind us that she is still one of the favorite action heroines in our time. Thiz “Salt” is sweeter than you think it is.
Stars : 7/10
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