Salt (Noyce, 2010)

Salt (Phillip Noyce, 2010)

Angelina Jolie’s Evelyn Salt runs through traffic from her pursuers, weaving in and out of cars. In a moment of last resort action, she jumps from one level of highway onto a semi on the lower level. At this point Secret Service agents start firing bullets at her, none touching her, and apparently falling harmlessly to the ground before striking any of the other vehicles on the crowded highway. It was at this point I realized I was in too much of a thinking mood to enjoy what was obviously a mindless action movie.

Full of cheap twists and turns, plot holes, and almost an hour long chase scene, Salt was nearly everything I want a movie not to be. Outside of some decent cinematography from Robert Elswit (how did they get him on this project?), I can think of no redeeming qualities. Even what seemed to be an interesting plot premise turned out to be a way to always have a bad guy in a key place when needed.  3.25/10


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