Who Is Salt?

Posted by : foongpc | Saturday, July 31, 2010 | Published in

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I don't know about you but I simply love Angelina Jolie. I am not sure if it's her acting skills or her beauty that captivates me. And so when I heard her latest movie "Salt" was out, I quickly took my time off work to watch it!

Warning : Spoilers ahead! If you have not watched the movie, read at your own risk. However, you may want to watch the trailer below.



Angelina Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent who interrogates a Russian defector called Orlov who tells her about an elaborate plan to destroy USA. But he stuns everyone observing the interrogation when he reveals that Evelyn is in fact a Russian sleeper agent. After that revelation, all hell breaks lose.



Evelyn, in an attempt to clear her name, breaks out of the CIA building to search for her missing husband whom she fears is in grave danger. But as the movie continues, the plot lines changed and we were soon confronted with the possibility that Evelyn is in fact, a Russian spy.



There were enough action in this movie to rival a James Bond or a Mission Impossible movie. In fact, Tom Cruise (who played Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible) were originally asked to play the lead role but he had to turn it down due to his other projects.

Well, I would say Angelina did a great job and although some of her acrobatic stunts were unbelievable, they were pretty entertaining. She seems to have no problem jumping from one building to the other, bouncing off top of trucks driving on a highway, climbing down elevator shafts and beating the daylights out of the FBI agents and policemen.



The movie does have enough twists and turns to keep you guessing on the real identity of Evelyn Salt, but if you are alert, you should know who Salt really is halfway through. Even with some holes in the plot, all the action helped cover them and made this movie an enjoyable watch.



Maybe I am being biased here. I don't know. My review could be different if the role of Evelyn Salt was played by another actress. Still, I am rating this movie 7 out of 10 points. At least, there was never a boring moment.

The ending seemed like a good excuse to do a sequel. I would not mind watching the sequel if Evelyn Salt is played once again by my favourite actress, Angelina Jolie.

FIRST COMMENTER

(104) Comments

  1. khengsiong said...

    So Angelina Jolie plays another invincible woman, just like the Tomb Raider?

    July 31, 2010 at 9:23 AM
  2. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    i love Angelina Jolie too!!

    July 31, 2010 at 9:44 AM
  3. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    oooic. so Salt is the surname, haha i was wondering what's with the title before this though.

    July 31, 2010 at 9:45 AM
  4. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    weee i love to see Angelina Jolie in blondie but prefer her in black hair. :))

    July 31, 2010 at 9:46 AM
  5. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    eh ur rating for this movie quite high aye? i remember u rated another movie only 6.5/10, but i forgot wat movie is it ord. heee

    July 31, 2010 at 9:47 AM
  6. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    well well, will go see this movie soon! just hope there is a free time for me! :[

    July 31, 2010 at 9:48 AM
  7. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    alright i am done with spamming ur comment but i know never ever can beat the pro one, SK! lol!

    July 31, 2010 at 9:49 AM
  8. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    btw, u watched this in advanced, mind to share how u watch it?? pirated one?? :PP haha

    July 31, 2010 at 9:49 AM
  9. Mei Teng said...

    I think her acting skills are good. The last movie I watched was Changeling. She played her role really well.

    But I am not a big fan of Angelina Jolie.

    July 31, 2010 at 9:55 AM
  10. [SK] said...

    oh, you have watched this movie already?? so fast.. i have not watched yet~~

    July 31, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  11. [SK] said...

    yeah, i kind of like Angelina Jolie, i think she is sexy.. hehehehe!!

    July 31, 2010 at 10:03 AM
  12. [SK] said...

    but when i just saw the poster, i didn't thought that's her.. cannot recognise her with that look, she looks like somebody else in the poster..

    July 31, 2010 at 10:03 AM
  13. [SK] said...

    only when i saw her name printed, then i awwwww and thot she looks quite different in the poster..

    July 31, 2010 at 10:04 AM
  14. [SK] said...

    i'm not going to read your blog, as it contains details of the film.. i want to watch it before reading.. hehe!!

    July 31, 2010 at 10:05 AM
  15. [SK] said...

    but i roughly know what's the story about with her identity as some spy or agent.. well typical storyline i supposed..

    July 31, 2010 at 10:05 AM
  16. [SK] said...

    so you gave a very high rating to this movie?? because of the movie, or because of Angelina Jolie?? haha.. :D

    July 31, 2010 at 10:06 AM
  17. [SK] said...

    but i've heard some people said that it's actually quite boring a movie though..

    July 31, 2010 at 10:07 AM
  18. [SK] said...

    not much action as they have expected, maybe that's why they think it's not as interesting and nice?? hahaha..

    July 31, 2010 at 10:08 AM
  19. [SK] said...

    anyway, i guess that's just pesonal preference.. i won't judge the movie until i've watched it..

    July 31, 2010 at 10:08 AM
  20. [SK] said...

    btw, i think she doesn't look so Angelina Jolie on the poster only.. i see other photos you posted in this blog, yeah, she IS Angelina Jolie.. hehe

    July 31, 2010 at 10:09 AM
  21. [SK] said...

    maybe it's because of the angle the photo is taken, the lips doesn't look so thick, and thus not so Angelina Jolie?? kekekekeke~~ :D

    July 31, 2010 at 10:10 AM
  22. [SK] said...

    quite a lot of movie to watch recently, i still have a few more in the list to clear..

    July 31, 2010 at 10:11 AM
  23. [SK] said...

    and i think this movie should be in my list too.. hoooh, all the summer movies.. guess am busy watching movies these few weekends then~~ :p

    July 31, 2010 at 10:12 AM
  24. [SK] said...

    wonder if you are catching a movie right there in Cambodia?? haha, maybe just for an experience, it should be fun~~ :)

    July 31, 2010 at 10:12 AM
  25. TZ said...

    hahaha... your spoiler strategy din catch me. I already watched this movie on last Monday for free. The Special Screening given by 8TV. lalalalalaaaaaa.....

    July 31, 2010 at 10:14 AM
  26. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh...so this was the movie you are talking about lar? :p

    July 31, 2010 at 10:58 AM
  27. Tekkaus said...

    I know why you like Angelina Jolie...because she is busty...just like your Mariah Carey. :D

    July 31, 2010 at 10:59 AM
  28. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...so you are going to tell us what the movie is about? Ok, I am going to read it. Because I am not going to watch it. Not a big fan of her. :p

    July 31, 2010 at 10:59 AM
  29. Tekkaus said...

    So that is her name in the movie? Salt? :p Garam? She must be pretty salty in the movie I guess. Too much sweat.

    July 31, 2010 at 11:00 AM
  30. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...that's very interesting. You try to interrogate someone....then suddenly you become their target too. :D

    July 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM
  31. Tekkaus said...

    But from Angelina's look...she does have that Russian look. That's why she was chosen? :p

    July 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM
  32. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh...so the only person who can prove she is "innocent" is her husband. But then again...she might be a russian spy. Wow...how twisted is this.

    July 31, 2010 at 11:03 AM
  33. Tekkaus said...

    Really? This movie is that action-packed? Then again...judging from her tomb raider franchise...she must be the perfect spy for this movie right? :D

    July 31, 2010 at 11:04 AM
  34. Tekkaus said...

    Sounds like she is like a super spy huh. She must have inherited her super agility from her tomb raider movie. :p

    July 31, 2010 at 11:08 AM
  35. Tekkaus said...

    After reading what you have written...I thing I have changed my mind. I might wanna watch this movie already. :D

    July 31, 2010 at 11:09 AM
  36. Tekkaus said...

    Hey...is that the guy in the last picture from 2012? The black guy. :D

    July 31, 2010 at 11:10 AM
  37. Ghosty Nana said...

    Perhaps you love Angelina Jolie maybe for all of mentioned?

    July 31, 2010 at 12:39 PM
  38. Ghosty Nana said...

    Angelina Jolie is beautiful and very talented. However some does not like her thick lips.

    July 31, 2010 at 12:40 PM
  39. Ghosty Nana said...

    Call me outdated, I kept reading posts with title Salt salt salt but don't know it is a movie.

    July 31, 2010 at 12:42 PM
  40. Ghosty Nana said...

    Most of the time I only read posts with interesting title. Salt = garam?

    July 31, 2010 at 12:42 PM
  41. Ghosty Nana said...

    You are really fast in catching new movies? Is it for the sake of your blog?

    July 31, 2010 at 12:44 PM
  42. Ghosty Nana said...

    I also like Angelina Jolie. I love Mr and Mrs Smith. I had watched it for so many times and still like to watch it.

    July 31, 2010 at 12:46 PM
  43. Ghosty Nana said...

    I don't usualy watch movies when it is very new. Sometimes I go watch when it is the last day on cinema.

    July 31, 2010 at 12:48 PM
  44. Ghosty Nana said...

    Most of the time, I don't watch movie at cinema. I am not a fan of cinema.

    July 31, 2010 at 12:49 PM
  45. Ghosty Nana said...

    It is much better to watch a new movie alone with good sound system at home.

    July 31, 2010 at 12:52 PM
  46. Ghosty Nana said...

    Only difference is no very big screen, or someone telling the movie plot behind you, or people playing sms, or people laughing together.

    July 31, 2010 at 12:56 PM
  47. Ghosty Nana said...

    Most probably I will only watch this movie next year, so no worry to spoil it for me. hahaha

    July 31, 2010 at 1:01 PM
  48. Ghosty Nana said...

    Angelina Jolie looks weird with blonde, and look so nice with black hair.

    July 31, 2010 at 1:01 PM
  49. Ghosty Nana said...

    The trailer is so nice.. But wait.. trailer is always nice.

    July 31, 2010 at 1:02 PM
  50. Ghosty Nana said...

    From the trailer, so many jumping around. Have to prepare for fast beating heart when watch this movie.

    July 31, 2010 at 1:06 PM
  51. Ghosty Nana said...

    She kept saying she is innocent. If she is innocent, why does she ran away in the first place.

    July 31, 2010 at 1:14 PM
  52. Ghosty Nana said...

    Ooooo she also has a husband... Ordinary man or also a spy?

    July 31, 2010 at 1:14 PM
  53. Ghosty Nana said...

    Then suddenly she is a spy? Very confusing plot. Maybe that's the point.

    July 31, 2010 at 1:14 PM
  54. Ghosty Nana said...

    So have a male lead role. hahaha. I thought only have female lead role. And male is only assistant.

    July 31, 2010 at 1:22 PM
  55. Ghosty Nana said...

    She is so good in jumping because she is not jumping on a real one. Perhaps just jumping in front of a blue screen.

    July 31, 2010 at 1:33 PM
  56. Ghosty Nana said...

    Maybe is better not to know behind the screen thing, to make the movie more interesting. hehehe

    July 31, 2010 at 1:33 PM
  57. Ghosty Nana said...

    Hahaha giving high rating because the actress is Angelina Jolie.

    July 31, 2010 at 1:36 PM
  58. lina said...

    I wanna see this movie. Don't care what's the plot but it look interesting. XD

    July 31, 2010 at 5:38 PM
  59. Kelvin said...

    It will be entertaining just to see her^^

    July 31, 2010 at 6:30 PM
  60. reanaclaire said...

    ehhh...tot u are in cambodia? scheduled post or did u blog about this there? Angeline Jolie? i prefer Catherine Zeta Jones :)

    July 31, 2010 at 6:35 PM
  61. Ghosty Nana said...

    Claire, this is the blogger's scheduled post. The author mentioned it in the previous post.

    July 31, 2010 at 10:25 PM
  62. Bananazஇ said...

    Aiyo thot S:A:L:T stands for some Acronym in the secret agent stuff. Adding salt into injury the 2nd pix does not look like her but more like Jennifer Garner..haha The trailer is still 'spinning' will have to come back again when the internet gets normal..have fun in Cambodia..

    August 1, 2010 at 12:51 PM
  63. Che-Cheh said...

    Not a big fan of Jolie so not gonna watch Salt. :)

    August 1, 2010 at 4:45 PM
  64. Shingo T said...

    I like Angelina Jolie, but I think Milla Jovovich (resident Evil lead) will fit the role just as great.

    August 1, 2010 at 5:47 PM
  65. eiling lim said...

    i'm not reading this cos I've not watched it yet!

    August 1, 2010 at 5:57 PM
  66. Mariuca said...

    Woot still on vakasi ah? Hahahahah have a wonderful time okay? I am sure u will return with loads of interesting stories, have fun!

    August 1, 2010 at 6:31 PM
  67. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh May angelina is so beautiful and sexy as usual

    August 2, 2010 at 2:13 AM
  68. bluedreamer27 said...

    haven't watch this film but i sure will

    August 2, 2010 at 2:14 AM
  69. bluedreamer27 said...

    thanks for sharing this to us foong

    August 2, 2010 at 2:14 AM
  70. Heather said...

    If you're looking for a classic, popcorn thriller, then Salt is your movie. It's a hell of time and if you're looking for excitement, you won't be disappointed.

    August 2, 2010 at 1:38 PM
  71. mNhL said...

    Hmm....Angelina Jolie is very pretty. I like her too.

    August 2, 2010 at 3:01 PM
  72. mNhL said...

    And I like her name too. Very nice. Maybe I should name my baby girl Angelina. haha

    August 2, 2010 at 3:01 PM
  73. mNhL said...

    I've not watch this movie yet. But I guess, I will be very confused.

    August 2, 2010 at 3:02 PM
  74. mNhL said...

    My mind just doesn't work well when comes to this kind of movie. I prefer cartoon.

    August 2, 2010 at 3:03 PM
  75. mNhL said...

    Yea...I'm a mother of 2 but still prefer cartoon because they are easier to understand. LOL !

    August 2, 2010 at 3:03 PM
  76. mNhL said...

    I've read the sypnosis from Nuffnang website previously. So agak agak know the storyline.

    August 2, 2010 at 3:04 PM
  77. mNhL said...

    Sure got lots of panicking moment throughout the movie.

    August 2, 2010 at 3:05 PM
  78. mNhL said...

    Wah....u can foresee there will be part 2 of the movie?

    August 2, 2010 at 3:06 PM
  79. mNhL said...

    haha...biased. So your rating is high because of Angelina.

    August 2, 2010 at 3:09 PM
  80. Isley Chang~ said...

    you know. in reality. no matter how geng is the CIA agent or Russia Spy. The hero will eventually die in the half way of the movie.. haha..

    August 2, 2010 at 3:14 PM
  81. taker said...

    Nice review, but I wouldn't rate is that high. And the ending definitely screamed SEQUEL now that the movie is so successful at the box office. Do check out my review of the movie as well ;)

    August 2, 2010 at 10:58 PM
  82. QuiRkY-Malaysia said...

    Wow.... angelina jolie looks super hot with this do. Gimme my russian spy!

    August 2, 2010 at 11:37 PM
  83. foongpc said...

    Thanks for all the comments! Keep the comments coming! And if you've seen the movie, share about it here! Give me your ratings! You may just be one of the 3 winners!

    Remember, I will total up your comments from this and the previous post. Enjoy commenting!

    Will catch up and reply all comments here after I am back from my holidays. Currently online in Tune Hotel LCCT. See you all soon : )

    August 3, 2010 at 10:36 PM
  84. levian said...

    i enjoyed the movie as well! but not the ending, i felt like being left hanging while walking out of the cinema. :p

    August 4, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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  86. Suzanne said...

    I like Angelina Jolie too. That means Salt is a must watch on my list. Thanks so much for letting me know about it.

    August 4, 2010 at 1:38 PM
  87. renaye said...

    hmm.. actually i feel like watching this movie. i might watch it in klcc. =)

    August 4, 2010 at 2:43 PM
  88. Ayie said...

    Same here foong, I like jolie and she has that character that really gives life to her action roles. She rocks!

    August 5, 2010 at 8:33 AM
  89. saucer said...

    angeline was hot back then, i think she wears a thick makeup for this movie

    August 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM
  90. Monica said...

    i have seen this movie! i simply adores Angelina Jolie for being strong and wise in making the movie a success! :)

    August 5, 2010 at 10:58 AM
  91. HappySurfer said...

    Foong, are you still in Cambodia or are you now basking in the sun on Redang Island? I read in the papers the other day that certain parts of the waters are inaccessible to the public in an effort to protect the dying corals caused by global warming. Do you see that in effect?

    August 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM
  92. Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

    Wow! Another movie review huh.

    Yeah, whenever I see posters of that movie, I always wonder who this Salt is. It also makes me wonder what kind of movie is it.

    I thought it was a sci-fi movie. I am completely wrong.

    August 5, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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  94. Mariuca said...

    Eh which post to enter ur lucky draw? This one?? Ok commenting edi he he.....

    August 7, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  95. Mariuca said...

    Angie is just not my fave... I doono why....but I adore Brad of coz...abaden!!!

    August 7, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  96. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

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    August 10, 2010 at 7:15 PM
  97. Carol said...

    Thanks for letting us know about the movie,the reviews seems to be interesting and I think Angelina Jolie is a good actress and had worked hard for this film...

    August 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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