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Film Review: Salt

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Liev Schrieber

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Well today, I decided to go to the mall to check out the movie, “Salt”. It is finally here. I did a little shopping for myself. Picked up, “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” video game that was only 20 dollars, I also picked up the DVD for “Batman: Under the Red Hood” animated movie that just came out, so I’m looking forward to that. I also picked up a music instructional book from Barnes & Noble, a book that teaches how to write songs better and improve your craft. See? I’m getting serious in trying to improve as a musician, I’ll talk more about that another time. Anyway, on with the review:

Plot/Synopsis: CIA Officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) is accused of being a Russian Spy, so she is being hunted down by CIA officials and she must try to escape arrest, so she can find her missing husband. There is a project called, “Day X” which is being organized by a Russian that could destroy the United States. There is somebody out there that wants to kill the President, and she is out there to save the President and the United States.

Yes, some of the movie was filmed in Albany, N.Y. Just the car chase scene in the highways. I can see why the film makers were interested in filming this scene in Albany. They needed highway bridges that were right next to each other, which one bridge higher than the other. That way Angelina’s character can jump to one truck to another on a bridge. Albany had cool highway bridges to do that scene with and it worked with the script. That’s why they decided to film the scene in Albany. That car chase scene was a breathtaking edge of your seat ride. I love car chases in action movies but I think this is one of the best car chases I’ve seen in a long time.

Anyway, this is not why I was dying to see the movie. The reason why I was looking forward to it is because, I’m a huge fan of Angelina Jolie. I’ve been a fan of hers way back. Ever since the days when she wasn’t all that popular. Plus, the movie itself looked great to me. And it was great. It’s not only Angelina’s best action film, it’s one of the best action films I’ve seen in a while. Why? It has a good cast. The writing was really good, I loved the plot. They did a good job on the script. The acting was good. You know how most action flicks today, the acting of the cast is terrible? Well the acting isn’t bad in this film at all. NO CGI EFFECTS. People are fed up with CGI in action films. I didn’t see any of that here. Most of the stunts in “Salt”, were done for real. Even Angie herself did most of her own stunts. She even did the truck scenes herself. Except, I’m sure she didn’t jump off a truck and onto another one next to a bridge, I’m sure she had to use stunt double on that one. The music score kept the movie entertaining. Sounds effects were great. Best of all, the film had nonstop action, all the way through.

I wasn’t bored with the film at all. Even though the film is short, it was a perfect action movie all around. I think the best part of the movie was Chiwetel Ejiofor being part of the cast. I think Chiwetel did the best acting. That guy is such an awesome actor, he is so underrated. He will become a recognizable star sooner or later. If you don’t know who Chiwetel Ejiofor is, he too is a martial artist. You might know Chiwetel from the movie, “Red Belt”.

I think there is definitely going to be a sequel to “Salt”, ’cause the ending just left open for another story. Like, the movie just ended right there, not finishing a story. So that’s definitely a “…to be continued”. I’m glad Tom Cruise didn’t star in this flick, ’cause if he never pulled out of the film, it wouldn’t be as successful. Angie was a perfect choice. I like Angie in action movies and I like her in drama films as well. Angie can do any genre that throws at her. Like her or not, she’s a talented actress and can do everything.

Score for “Salt” = **** (4 stars in “excellent”)

Kev

Report: Angelina Jolie shows up early at San Diego Comic-Con…

There’s Angelina Jolie herself at San Diego Comic Con. She made a surprise early appearance at the convention today. She just showed up out of no where, walked through the crowd herself. And yes, Brad is there with her, of course.

More on it here:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iFBsMGYqFJHF-JuMwgJFkeIaldhQD9H4CTT80

Angelina has always been my favorite actress for years, still love her. I’m looking forward to seeing “Salt” and will see it next week.

Kev

Report: Angelina Jolie is going to San Diego Comic Con, confirmed…

 

Lots of rumours and speculation hits the internets that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt both maybe at this year’s San Diego Comic Con to help promote “Salt”, the action spy thriller. It is confirmed that Angelina will indeed be there to promote “Salt”, in person.

Not sure if Brad will be there though, he probably will. Maybe Brangelina and their kids will be at Comic Con to help celebrate the other movies being celebrated at the panels. I’m sure Brad will be there to support her.

More on it here:

http://heatvision.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/07/confirmed-angelina-jolie-coming-to-comiccon.html

Brad and Angelina maybe a weird couple because of their super stardom, but I’ve admired both of their works for years. I’ve seen Angelina’s movies for years and watched Brad’s films for years too. Brad’s been in many great movies. Some of my favorites he’s been in are: “Inglourious Basterds”, The Ocean’s trilogy, “Fight Club”, “Sleepers”, “12 Monkeys”, “Legends of the Fall”, “Kalifornia”, and that’s about it. No, I still haven’t seen, “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” yet.

Kev

Cool Video: “Salt” with Angelina Jolie trailer is here…

Finally the first official teaser trailer for Angelina Jolie’s “Salt”. Hits the web. At first I was a little worried about this film, thinking it was going to be no good. Finally, having to see the trailer, I’m very impressed. Looks to be a great action ride and I’m looking forward to see this. All you local Albany people may find some of the locations in the trailer familiar, ’cause some of the film was filmed in Albany. Mostly the car chases in the highway scenes were filmed in Albany, you can see Albany in the trailer pretty clear here and it’s very cool! Another huge movie filmed in our area! Consider me there at the theaters when it comes out!

Kev

http://trailers.apple.com/movies/sony_pictures/salt/salt-tlr2_720p.mov

Yep, Angelina Jolie is in Albany, N.Y. filming “Salt”, and I have the pics to prove it!!!

Damn it, another website already got the exclusive pics before I did. 😦 Oh well. Yes, the real Angie Jolie is in Albany filming the scenes in “Salt”. It’s a spy movie and she’s undercover, that’s why she’s wearing weird clothes. She’s wearing a long coat and a winter’s hat in the hot days of Spring?

You can see pics of Angie working with a stunt woman here. Yep, Angie is in town, I think that’s really her. It’s hard to tell because of the makeup she’s wearing and the coat, and hat but I can tell it’s really her. Yep, the real Angelina in Albany, N.Y.!!!!

Enjoy the pics. I’ll be on the lookout for more! 🙂

Kev

Brock is asking the Capital District a favor, Angelina’s “Salt” in Albany related…

For those that live in Albany and has taken pictures of the film locations on the Highway roads of Albany…or if Angelina Jolie actually did come to Albany and if you shot pictures of her in town, e-mail them to me at:

rockystallone6@gmail.com

And I’ll post ’em right up here in this blog. I’d like to be the first to grab hold of those pics before other movie sites pick ’em up.

Thanks if you could do this.

Kev

Report: Angelina Jolie to come to Albany to film “Salt”?

I guess Angelina’s character is scripted for Albany, N.Y. after all.

This article says on the first day of shooting of “Salt” in Albany, Angelina was not there that day, they were using stunt double Angelina look alikes to play her character instead.

See this article here:

http://www.theinsider.com/news/2079525_Angelina_Jolie_and_Salt_Filming_Albany_New_York_Latest_News

So this means, that the real Angelina herself may come to Albany to film her scenes there. She’s in New York City right now, and it’s not a long drive to Albany from New York.

If she does come to Albany, does this mean Brad Pitt will come along with her too? How do you like that? The biggest couple in America in the Capital District? We can only cross our fingers. 🙂

Kev