Monday, 13 December 2010

DVD REVIEW: Salt - Angelina Jolie

Release Date: 13/12/10


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?"


OK you want something that is going to not only keep you occupied but on the edge of your seat. You’re fed up waiting for the new Bourne alongside the new Tom Clancy and want something to help fill that void during the busy holiday period. And to top it all off you want top quality acting backed up with some great action sequences. So what are you going to grab?

My suggestion is the latest Angelina Jolie film, no not The Tourist, but Salt where Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, a CIA Agent who is accused of working for the enemy and goes on the run to prove her innocence. It’s fast paced, the quality of acting is descent and whilst the film has currently grossed $118 million its probably one that’s going to end up making a reasonable return for the studio.

Add to this a pretty slick plotline, some great action sequences backed up with descent dialogue relying on descent writing to sell the whole plot rather than a slocky romance between two major stars that seems to becoming all the rage. Violent, bloody and above all else edge of the seat action that really has kept me entertained for the best part of two hours. Great stuff.

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