Tuesday, August 3, 2010


The title of the movie itself is already eye-catching. The movie stars Angelina Jolie and Liev Scriber. Evelyn Salt is a CIA officer who swore an oath to duty, honour and protect her country. When a Russian defector came and accused her of being a Russian spy, Salt goes on the run, trying to prove her innocence at the same time finding her husband. When a spy's cover is blown, they do not just terminate the spy, they terminate the spy's family as well. Throughout the whole movie, audience will be puzzled with the question ''Who is Salt?'' Salt's effort to prove her innocence only cast doubts on her motives. The defector said that Salt would kill the President of Russia during the Vice President of America's funeral. And Salt was there and she made it looked like she killed the President of Russia when in truth, she faked his death by injecting spider venom which causes the nerves to stop temporarily. The whole nation thought the President of Russia was killed and the Russian defector was pleased that his plan has worked out. Salt was one of the many children who was sent to Russia and they were trained and sent back to America to stay undercover until Day X where they would takeover. This plan was hatched by a man named Orlov who came with the information about Salt.
Salt's motive was unclear as she killed Orlov and the other Russians as well. Her husband was killed by Orlov to prove her loyalty.

''How many out there like me? None. How many out there like the other Russians? More than you and I can take out on our own - Evelyn Salt''
The movie is very adrenaline packed and served in true Angelina Jolie style. It is one of the MUST-WATCH movie of the year. Angelina Jolie is very good with her character, Salt. With blonde hair, she looks soft and motherly while in black hair, she looks cool, deadly and stunning. The ending was abit of a cliff hanger but it was a great movie overall.


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