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August 24th, 2010


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09:58 pm - Salt
I just went to see Salt starring Angelina Jolie. It's similar to the Bourne Identity, which I think is a great film, and this is just a knock-off but I enjoyed it. The lead was originally going to be Tom Cruise, but it was more fun to see Jolie in the Matt-Damon-style super soldier role. It was fun. The plot was pretty dumb, but it was pacey and exciting.

Action films either appeal to me, or they don't. I liked this one. I like fighting in films, and it was nice to see Jolie beating up five guys at once, and disabling security systems with her pants and so on.

I also thought Liev Shreiber was pretty hot, specially when he starts fighting too.

ETA and Chiwetel Ejiofor is the third character in it - he was The Operative right? He's good in this too.

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From:matildabj
Date:August 24th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
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I really want to see this!
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From:glitterboy1
Date:August 24th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Me too! I've been looking at reviews and thinking it looks like splendid fun.
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From:communicator
Date:August 24th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
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I definitely like some action films, and dislike others. I don't know whether there is a qualitative difference between the ones I like and the others, or if it's just the mood I am in on the day.

This one may have had only one female character but at least she was bad ass.
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From:katlinel
Date:August 25th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
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Is that pants in the US sense of trousers or the British sense of knickers? I just want to make sure I have the right image in mind.
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From:communicator
Date:August 25th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
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Knickers. It's a minor incident, no important spoilers
:-)

Of course, as the equivalent of Jason Bourne or John McLean, she does get punched and shot and bloodied, but for me it was all exciting and - you know - not the smallest bit offensive.
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From:katlinel
Date:August 25th, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
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And I assume Jolie's character was punching, shooting and making other people bloody too, as well as being the recipient?

I vary considerably with action films (I disappointed S by not liking The Bourne Identity much) but I have a high tolerance for Bond films, probably because I grew up with them.

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From:trixieleitz
Date:August 25th, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
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I first read that bit as "with her pants on" ;)
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From:katlinel
Date:August 25th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
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I suppose that communicator's sentence makes no comment as to whether Jolie was wearing the pants or not while making use of them to disable security systems. I clearly assumed pantslessness on her part.
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From:trixieleitz
Date:August 25th, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
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I saw a trailer for this and thought it looked fun. Also (speaking of Cruise) saw a trailer for Knight and Day a while ago and thought it looked like it would be more fun if Tom played the civilian and Cameron the spy.
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From:communicator
Date:August 25th, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
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Yes. I would have gone to see that.

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