Salt ソルト

<Review in English>
I like Spy movies.  So really enjoyed this movie.
Although the plot was a little fa-fetched, it had great twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your chair.
Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) is an action heroine just like Jason Bourne or James Bond.

<The Plot>
CIA agent Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) is rescued from being tortured by North Koreans just in the nick of time when her boyfriend Mike arranges a prisoner swap.
A few years later, they have married and are living in Washington D.C.
Mike pursues his professional study of spiders.
Suddenly, a Russian spy master, named Orlov shows up at the CIA as a defector.  He reveals a scheme whereby a large number of Russian spies have infiltrated American society.  The spies were trained and brainwashed by the KGB as children.  He names Salt as one of the spies.  Salt claims that she is innocent and asks her boss, Ted (Liev Schreiber) to call her husband. Salt decides to flee to seek out her husband.
Ted does not believe she is a Russian spy but Secret Agent, Peabody(Chiwetel Ejiofor) orders his agents to capture Salt.
The movie follows her while she is on the run.
身近なものを武器に変え、CIAからの追跡を逃れる様はまさに女Jason Bourne

<Spoiler warning>
Actually, Salt never kills people during the movie.  She only wounds or disables them until she can escape.  Orlov and his well-trained henchmen have hatched a bold plan to assassinate the US President and send nuclear bombs to the Middle East.
Where will her allegiance lie?
The truth is that Salt is a Russian spy, sent to work at the CIA in the US as a double agent.
But when Orlav has her husband killed, she starts to question her loyalties.
Although she used to think of Orlav as her comrade, the murder of her husband and her knowledge of Orvol's plot to kill the US president, convinces her to put an end to Orlov and his henchmen.
In the end, she escapes by jumping out of a helicopter into a lake and as the movie ends we see her running through the woods.  I think this means a sequel, as she had explained that there are lots more embedded Russian spies in the US.


4 件のコメント:

  1. Hello yayoigerrard,

    Angelina is a beautiful actress,isn't she?
    She is awesome in this film.
    I am always impressed with her humanitarian work around the world.
    Thank you so much for your time to post her film here.


  2. Hi, kpb81-san,
    Thanks for your comment.
    Yes, Angelina Jolie is not only beautiful and also has a talent for playing a wide variety of women.
    I liked this movie very much.

  3. Nice review!
    I saw this movie on DVD last year. I do like Angelina Jolie, but I wasn't thrilled with this particular movie. As you mentioned, she plays a similar character to Jason Bourne and James Bond but "Salt" didn't do a lot to add to that genre. I prefer Angelina in "Wanted" because it was somewhat original.
    Looking forward to your next review!

  4. Hi, AL
    Thank you for your comment.
    I also watched "Wanted".
    I enjoyed it. I liked both of "Salt" and "Wanted".
    I am looking forward to watching "Salt 2".