Evelyn Salt is a CIA operative who during the interrogation of a Russian defector gets fingered as a double agent who’s out to kill the Russian president as he visits the United States. As this would severely hurt the relations between both countries, her colleagues decide to keep her into custody until further notice but as she realises that her husband may now be a target, she decides to escape.
Followed by an army of pursuers, she goes out to find and shelter her husband, only to find herself getting deeper into a web of deceipt, vioelcen and espionage…
Sound and Vision:
The image is good, without any compression errors or so spoiling the fun, but overall we’ve seen better. The colors aren’t vibrant enough and look warn, contrast is a bit muted and the black levels – although decent – just don’t really give that dark feeling. A decent transfer, but for a big blockbuster action movie you expect more.
The audio is where Salt really excells. Plenty of surround effects, a good music score, lots and lots of atmosphere supported by great basslines and crystal clear dialogue. If there’s one thing where Salt delivers, it’s on the audio.
– Two alternate versions of the movie
– The Ultimate Female Action Hero
– Spy Disguise: The Looks of Evelyn Salt
– Radio interview with director Phillip Noyce
– Audio Commentary track
– The Real Agents
– The Modern Master of the Political Thriller: Phillip Noyce
– False Identity: Creating a new Reality
– Salt Declassified
Salt is an action blockbuster that’s as deep as a puddle of water. Despite the many plot twists and Angelino Jolie changing wardrobe more than the average fashion model during a show, the movie just doesn’t cut it to be more than an average action flick. The story is hardly believable and so is the lead character. Jolie does her best to portray Salt but unless she’s Spider-Woman, the action is so over the top that it’s impossible to come out without a scratch as Salt does.
The action scenes are nice, but never really add anything to the story, a story that’s bland and actually rather boring as well. Credibility is lacking all over and at no point does it seem like you’ll be actually able to empathize with any of the characters. All in all a brainless action flick and if that’s what Salt was after, the movie succeeds very well. But we’re guessing the makers wanted to create a franchise, and for that Salt is a bit thin.
Salt is worthy to be rented, but unless you find it in discount, we wouldn’t recommend buying this Blu-ray.