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 returned to Texas after spending several years on both coasts. She's a writer, amateur photographer and traveler.

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