I have to review this movie because it was a great one. Really grabs you right from the start and everything about the story is very engaging. Whether its the struggle of good vs evil, the testing of family bonds, the romance with a gorgeous & mystical beauty, or the well choreographed action. There’s some great sword fights, and  parkour-style stealth & escape scenes to match the Prince of Persia video games. Even the visual elements in a mostly desert theme attract your attention. In many ways the story is rather predictable, but it doesn’t take away from the well developed plot that always keeps things interesting. Its a Disney movie that reminded me of Aladdin in a lot of aspects, with an ancient settings filled with kings & magic, which includes time travel that takes you back and forth through parts of the story to relive them with a different outcome.

I highly recommend this movie, it was even better than Salt to me. It does also share the unrealistic aspects that created a lot of critics of Salt though. So iIf you don’t have any imagination and aren’t open-minded like those people, then this probably wouldn’t be a movie for you either.

Is a movie that stars Angelina Jolie as Salt,  someone with questionable allegiances who might be a terrorist. I’ll leave it at that so I don’t give away anything you can’t tell from the trailers to the movie. I found the movie to be really good. Its not what I’d say is a realistic movie, rather unbelievable, but I take that as a given with the majority of action movies. Plenty of action & twists. Its not quite James Bond, but its that style of an action & espionage movie. Though grittier, like the newer Daniel Craig 007 movies, if not more so. Minus the smooth witticisms and fancy gadgets.

Angelina makes any character have some sex appeal, but there really isn’t any seduction to this movie like you might have seen with her both deadly & sexy character in Mr. & Mrs. Smith. If you’re just looking for violence and T&A, you’ll get plenty of the violence at least. If you can take the movie for what it is and look past the one man vs the World, or in this case the one woman, you can enjoy the action. And the plot will keep your interest if you want it to. It makes clever use of a few small things that seem innocuous as the time, but come back to play a role later.

I don’t see how they would setup a relevant sequel to this movie with how the events unfolded, so the rumors of possibly turning the movie into a series of movies like the Jason Bourne trilogy are likely nothing more than rumors. But you never know, they could make an unrelated plot with a new lead playing a similar character still using the name Salt, like what happens far too often. Sequels are always a disappointment if they don’t keep some of the same cast & characters, otherwise they may as well be a totally new story with no prior history.