Sunday, August 01, 2010

Salt

If you're looking for all action all the time, this is the movie for you. It's 100 minutes long, and it never pauses. That being said, it's also completely, wildly implausible action, so turn off your brain before you go in. You won't need your brain, anyway. I knew pretty much where this one was going about ten minutes in, and I was right all the way. I guess I've read too many books and seen too many movies.

Not that it matters. I still had a good time, and Angelina Jolie looks great. Not when she's getting shot and beaten, of course, but all the rest of the time. Even the ending, which contains the biggest plot problem in the film (and that's saying something), didn't really bother me. Well, it did, but again, so what? There's plenty of shooting, so many chase scenes I couldn't count them, a few explosions, and Jolie making James Bond look like a wimp. Isn't that what summer movies are all about?

6 comments:

  1. I loved SALT: Mindless summer action movie. I can't wait for the sequel.

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  2. I think it's called 'Pepper' and the third in the series is 'The Condiment Caper.'

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  3. I'm old enough to remember SALT II. But that's in the political context.

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  4. As Jane Bond series go, there is nothing as unbelievable to me about SALT as there was throughout CASINO ROYALE, very much including the ending of that film. Though (at risk of vague spoilage) I think the SALT scripters took a lesson from CASINO ROYALE's problems in that wise. Though the absolute end of this one is a bit of a hummer, it's true (not the kind somewhat might seek out). I was pretty happy with it.

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  5. Anonymous5:48 AM

    We'll be seeing this in the next week or so after Jackie gets done working in summer school.

    Jeff

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  6. What part of "retirement" do we need to explain to Jackie?

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