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Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Old 07-21-10, 11:35 AM
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Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Not a lot of interest, but who knows, could be fun.

Pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"Salt" (Starring Angelina Jolie, Live Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski)

Release Date:
7/23/2010

Rating:
PG-13 (for tantalizing sequences of Jolie’s lusciousness and subsequent young boys trips to the restroom, unfair comparisons to The Bourne Identity and constant mentions of "from the Director of Blind Fury" throughout.)

Running Time:
100min. (1h. 40m.)

IMDb Info and Rating:
6.7 (5,946 votes as of 8/01/10)
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Rotten Tomatoes:
Fresh:89 Rotten:67 (57% as of 8/01/10)
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65 metascore ('Generally favorably reviews' as of 8/01/10)
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

I predict under 50 million total box office (domestic), maybe even less if the reviews are bad (which I suspect they will be).
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Apparently Salt is tracking well and should open to $30 - $36m this weekend. Plus, Armond White didn't like it.
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

I think this lost momentum by opening after Inception, which I see holding up well.
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

I might actually make a very rare trip to the theaters for this. I'm a sucker for Angelina Jolie, particularly her action movies.
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Originally Posted by Joe Camel
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One of the worst movie titles I've ever heard...
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Red Dog
I'm a sucker for Angelina Jolie, particularly her action movies.

Yep. I've been wanting to see "Salt" for some time now.
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Originally Posted by Anubis2005X
One of the worst movie titles I've ever heard...
[Kevin Spacey] WROOOOOOONGGG!!! [/Kevin Spacey]


Click link below.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057181/
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

I honestly don't seeing this doing more than $35-40 million this weekend, if not less due to Inception.

Inception will cross the $100 million mark on Thursday and doesn't seam like it'll take a huge drop at all moving into weekend two due to word of mouth. It had a 12% drop moving from Saturday-to-Sunday and a 47% drop from Sunday-to-Monday. As of now, it's similar to The Dark Knight's percentage drops.
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Have no interest in this. I'm supposed to believe that an anorexic looking individual like Jolie can survive a jump out of a moving helicopter and splash into a body of water, survive a head on vehicular crash off a bridge, and fling grown ass men into plate glass windows? It was hard enough taking her seriously in Wanted.
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

is the sequel to Salt, going to be called Pepper?
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Definitely going to check this out. Mostly because I like Kurt Wimmer's stuff.
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

I would be more interested in this if they had a more fresh and talented director behind it. I'm not knocking Philip Noyce, but if you look at his action film resume:

-Patriot Games
-Clear and Present Danger
-The Saint

he seems to only make action movies whose primary focus is the star and not the action itself. He's just a paint by the numbers filmmaker with nothing unique. I will say The Quiet American was good, but mostly due to Michael Caine.

I did have interest in this earlier this summer, but after Inception I have the feeling no other action movie I see this summer (maybe this year) will top it.
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I saw an early screening of this yesterday, and thought it was pretty good. I thought it started slow but picked up steam towards the end. I'd give it a B-.
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Ebert gave this 4 stars. I'm definitely going to have to see this now.
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

I think more people would want to see this with Angelina than if it originally had Tom Cruise. After I talked with co-workers that had seen a screening.. it seems like a mix of No Way Out/Bourne movies.
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by devilshalo
I think more people would want to see this with Angelina than if it originally had Tom Cruise. After I talked with co-workers that had seen a screening.. it seems like a mix of No Way Out/Bourne movies.
Absolutely. I'd have zero interest if it was Tom Cruise.

Unfortunately, it's not playing at the stadium seat theater a couple blocks from me.
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abe55, you voted 0 stars.

Have you even seen the movie?
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

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abe55, you voted 0 stars.

Have you even seen the movie?
no, he hasn't. i've noticed he constantly trolls the Reviews Threads by voting 0 stars a day or two prior to actual release, either that or he really has a penchant desire to give to the impoverished children in Africa.
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I thought it was mediocre and that Roger Ebert is crazy.

That said I think people might want to up their box-office predictions a touch. If people are interested, it's going to be huge because my audience ate it up.
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by droidguy1119
I thought it was mediocre and that Roger Ebert is crazy.
Did Angelina show cleavage? If she did, that would explain Ebert's rating.
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Well shot and professionally directed but it generally was a bit dull.

Angelina Jolie was fantastic, though. Loved
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In the newest Entertainment Weekly, Liev Schrieber says the ending had major reshoots and he is not happy about them.
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Re: Salt (Noyce, 2010) The Reviews Thread

I thought it was good. The first hour was great but then it does devolve into a series of stupid moments - for a few minutes there though, I thought maybe Hollywood had made a movie with huge balls - then they puss'd out. Still, for just a mindless, fun action picture it delivers but I'd be interested to hear what the original ending was. Jolie was decent and I appreciated that a lot of the action was done with practical effects but definitely check your brain at the door. 3.5/5

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