Salt

It’s been a little while since I have been this excited about a movie. And also a little regretful that I didn’t manage to catch this one in theatres (but believe me, I wanted to see it then!). If you haven’t seen Salt (Deluxe Unrated Edition) yet, please do yourself a favor and move it to the top of your queue.

The plot was very, very intriguing, and a few twists that you may guess ahead of time but also some that you might not. I also loved Evelyn Salt, not just because I am an Angelina Jolie fan, but because she…well, rocked. There were elements of her that were touching but she also knew how to throw a punch. And in the featurette at the end, they did note they were crafting a kind of female James Bond, which I think is a great way to describe Salt (and if you don’t know me well, I’m also a huge James Bond fan). And I should also add that I love Liev Schreiber too.

There were so many wonderful elements to this movie, and I think a great way to sum up how much I loved this movie is in two ways. The first, is that I wanted to pause it to get more ice water, only…there was almost no place to pause it. Or I should say no place I wanted to pause it. Each instance rolled so smoothly into the next and the beginning chase for Salt so intense I had to wait for it to lessen (which took awhile) to pause it.

And the second was when my sister called. In other movies, I might have paused it to chat for a bit. But she called with only about twenty minutes left in the movie, and well…I had to see those twenty minutes. So I did pause and said “I’ll call you back in twenty minutes. I’m watching an awesome movie and there’s only twenty minutes left, so I’ll call you then. Bye!”

So as I said in the beginning, I think it’s been some time since I’ve raved about a movie this much. If all the other wonderful things being said about Salt haven’t convinced you yet, then maybe that will.

Patricia

After over a decade living away from Texas, Patricia recently returned to the Lone Star State. She's a writer, amateur photographer and traveler.

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