I know the doctors say I should cut back, but I would love an extra thrilling serving of Salt.
Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) is a female action hero living up to her full potential. Sheâ€™s right up there with Ellen Ripley from â€śAlienâ€ť and Sarah Connor from â€śTerminator.â€ť
Salt is a seasoned CIA agent who is accused of being a Russian spy. She goes rogue, but youâ€™re never sure if sheâ€™s doing it to protect herself or to get away. We do know sheâ€™s crafty, deadly and runs full speed at her target.
The reason Iâ€™m enthralled with this story is because it works on my paranoia. Is it a far stretch to believe that the Russians have been training children to be sleeper agents? Not really. Could our former enemies still hold a major grudge against the US? Sure. Could the president ever be tricked into launching our own nuclear weapons? I hope not, but in the action genre, itâ€™s plausible.
I canâ€™t say Iâ€™ve always been a big fan of Angelina Jolie, but this seems to be a role tailored to her talents. Sheâ€™s good looking (I know, an underestimation,) sheâ€™s energetic and she seems wise too. The energy in particular really brings this character to life. Jumping from semi-to-semi takes a lot of it ya know.