And the holiday festivities are officially at an end…
On New Year’s Eve, I thought I’d rent a nice little action movie. My mom said we should go with Salt. The trailer looked pretty good
…so I was amazed at how terrifically bad the entire movie was. Action movies typically…ride on the action. Which means a good chunk of the movie depends on believable fight scenes. How come every time somebody gets knocked out in this movie, they practically line up one by one to get beat up? And even though I always expect the main character to win, I still want to see their opponents fight back, which is not something I saw very much of in Salt.
And omigod that bunker scene *spoiler alert* where Ted Winters/whatshisface reveals that he’s also a Russian spy. At that point, I was almost expecting the President to pop up and be all oh hai guys! I’m a Russian spy too SURPRISE! And please tell me how someone jumps out of a moving helicopter into the ocean, and then manages to pop up and run through the snowy woods in a tank top, did I mention with a bullet wound? *spoiler alert over*
Believability aside, this movie moves way too quickly. I like fast-paced action movies, but there has to be some character development in there. There was no interesting backstory in Salt, nor did I ever at any point care about any of the characters. Actually, I’m asking myself why I even bothered sitting through that whole movie. I think I just kept waiting for it to redeem itself, but it never did.
To sum up, please don’t watch this. If you want a good action movie, try the Bourne trilogy (The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum). Those are really good.
Whew, that was a lot of negativity packed into one post.
P.S. Haul post will be up tomorrow, as requested