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Angelina Jolie is Salt Movie Review

Angelina Jolie is Salt Movie Review

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Published by Craig Forgrave
Angelina Jolie wins the Academy Award for best kill by hanging off a balcony railing, breasts high, legs spread and a ruthless grin on her face as she slowly chain-garrotes a bad guy. Okay, they don’t have an award for best kill, but they should and Angelina totally wins it this year! Oh yeah, and the rest of Salt is okay too…
Angelina Jolie wins the Academy Award for best kill by hanging off a balcony railing, breasts high, legs spread and a ruthless grin on her face as she slowly chain-garrotes a bad guy. Okay, they don’t have an award for best kill, but they should and Angelina totally wins it this year! Oh yeah, and the rest of Salt is okay too…

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Published by: Craig Forgrave on Jul 24, 2010
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SaltMovie Review
© 2010 by Sportscar Projects Ltd.
 
Salt
 
July 23, 2010
Angelina Jolie wins the Academy Award for best kill by hanging off abalcony railing, breasts high, legs spread and a ruthless grin on her face asshe slowly chain-
garrotes a bad guy. Okay, they don’t have an award for 
best kill, but they should and Angelina totally wins it this year! Oh yeah,and the rest of
Salt 
 
is okay too…
 One Word Movie Review: Good
Salt 
starts with Angelina Jolie being tortured in a North Korean jail. The entire movie hinges on the resolution of this situation,with Angelina released, falling in love and returning to work at
the CIA’s superspy Evelyn Salt. As we also know, a happy spy
with a sparkling career and cozy
home life isn’t realistic or 
dramatic so we quickly follow Salt as her world collapses aroundher. S
he’s accused of being a double agent sleeper for the
Soviet Union. This is good timing for this movie, with the recentarrests and deportations of a group of sleeper Russian agents(including the camera-friendly Anna Chapman). They areprobably enjoying a private screening in Moscow of this film as
they’re being tortured for their dismal performance as moles in
America. No doubt negotiations are underway for their story and
the imminent release of the movie, “
Moles in America 
”.
 
Of course, this is Hollywood’s version of the post
-Soviet spy genre and they
’re re
-capturing our love for the good old days of cold war spy vs. spy. After failing with middle-eastern terrorist movies, Hollywood has called on veteran cold war director Philip Noyce(of several Tom Clancy movies) to take audiences back to nuclear Armageddon andPresidential assassinations; comfortable territory for spy games. Toss in the deliciousJolie covered in blood and kicking ass and more double crosses than a KKK meeting and
you’ve got box office heat.
 If you like your spy movies fast and ridiculous, then
Salt 
will not disappoint. You barely
have time to sympathize with poor Angelina in that nasty Korean prison when she’s
whisked off to freedom, making breakfast for hubby and Burt, their cute dog. We never
truly believe Salt works for the bad Russkies but it really doesn’t matter be
cause we haveno time to question the plot until after the closing credits. In fact, the only time the movieslows downs is when Salt has a few grenades in her hands and a determined look inthose big, beautiful eyes as she blows away all her grade three classmates.
This is Jolie’s movie all the way. She has cornered the kick
-ass ninja chick flick, makingher action scenes believable while remaining sexy as hell while covered in blood andpounding the hell out of every guy chasing her butt. Who else can pull this off? MaybeUma Thurmon in her
Kill Bill 
 
era. That’s the whole list. So, if this is your thing, rush out
and rub a little
Salt 
in your wounded male ego or S&M fantasy world.
 
 
The Story
The story moves from the North Korean prison to Washington where Salt and herspider man (husband Mike, a scientist who studies exotic spiders) start another
wonderful day together. You just know this isn’t going to last, but the spiders might
come in handy down the road. Jolie leaves Mike and the family dog at home whileshe goes to work and meets the awkward Russian defector accusing her of being asleeper agent. Not only does this guy off the street
know she’s a sleeper mole buthe’s got all the details of her 
current mission to kill the Russian President who is inAmerica to attend a funeral.The CIA has gone downhill these days, as the defector and Salt both escape fromHQ and move along quite easily through a master plan to kill two presidents, aboutnine million people with nuclear missiles and basically destroy the country. The onlyimpediment to total victory for the sleeper mole army living among us is the loyalty ofSalt. Is she really a loyal Russian or has she fallen in love with America, spider manand t
he whole Washington way of life? If you’re looking for big box office, you’d
better know the right answer for this little question.There are many hints along the way, such as her choices to wound instead of kill theagents tracking her and the touching scene where she saved her dog and hands heroff to a child neighbor for safe-keeping, even giving the girl some money for food.She is one mean killer spy.
Then, when you’re about to shake your head over all the improbable events which
fly past your eyes at an amusement ride pace, we get to the chain-garotte sceneand the whole movie elevates the lone spy against the world kill scene to new
heights. Angelina does her own stunts and she’s obviously having the time of her 
life during this death ballet. One wonders what happens at home with poor BradPitt.Many improbably battles and escapes later, we know where she sits on the sleeperloyalty issue as she dives out of a helicopter and into a potential sequel on thenearby shore.
The Genre
The action spy thriller genre belongs to
Bond, James Bond 
. If you’re going to compete
in this arena, just have one name: shorter, sweeter (okay, saltier) and faster. A femalespy is even better
because you don’t need to waste any time finding attractive babes to
stick into the plot. You can get right to the action.With the poor box office record from a string of terrorist spy plots, it is refreshing to getback to the nasty Russians. They make the best enemies in the movies, surpassingeven Nazis. They are so American, except for their cold accents, climate and theirdisdain for the greatest religion of our time: capitalism. The convoluted way
Salt 
bringsthe old Russian threat back to life is clever and absurd at the same time.Now that
Bond 
is in limbo with the financial troubles at MGM, we need to explorealternative spy franchises. With Matt Damon retiring from the
Bourne 
character, who isleft? Perhaps
Salt 
is the new kick-start to this genre now that the big bad
Bond 
hasbeen sidelined.
This is the genre of secrets, sex and savagery so we can’t let it turn

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