Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Movie Review: Salt

Synopsis:As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"-written by Sony Pictures

Review:When the story first came up, the main character was supposed to be male. But most spy films already had enough male heroes and making another one is kinda similar to the Bourne stories. So thus born Evelyn Salt instead of Edwin Salt. Who else would be perfect for the role except Angelina Jolie. For the title role, Jolie not only differed from her Lara Croft image to a more realistic, more human character. Unlike her Tombraider image, Evelyn Salt has limitations. She also has weaknesses.

The story was based on the Cold War stories and rumors that there were selected Soviet agents who were groomed to be Americans when activated, they will unleashed terror in American soil which was  dubbed as Day X. Although the Cold War is over, the tension still exist for those who lived that era. The sleeper controversies were never been proven publicly. There were also speculations that Lee Harvey Oswald was a sleeper because he defected to Soviet Russia and got back. His motives were never revealed as it died with Oswald when he was to be captured. The sleeper fact proved to be a good story for this new generation and see real-life espionage scenarios in the movie. Salt opens in cinemas on July 28.

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