Written July 24, 2014
If you approach this movie as a "Die Hard" movie, you're going to love it. Great action, great characters, and great action. And really really good action. The professional critics reviews I read were all caught up in the politics of the movie, and I honestly don't understand why. Give the analytical portion of your brain the night off, and enjoy having this movie boost your testosterone level.
Written August 22, 2014
Best movie we've seen in years!!! Gerard Butler did a stunning performance... and the movie was edge of the seat great all the way through!! I would highly recommend it to any adult!! Lots of killing scenes, but not the ugly grizzly stuff of some horror pics... pretty much what our military does for a living! GREAT MUST SEE!!! Not recommended for kids... I would say 15 and older, especially if they are interested in current affairs in the world today! ONE MORE POSITIVE: Hollywood DID NOT use this movie to promote it's POLITICAL FLAVOR!! So everyone can enjoy this movie!!
Written March 22, 2013
Salt was released around the time Russian spies were caught, most notably Anna Chapman. The plot has many holes, but overall it was a decent performance put up by Angelina Jolie. Olympus on the other hand copies the same terrorist attack at the white house, where president was held hostage at the presidential bunker. Only difference is we currently have North Korea crisis, and the bad guys are the Koreans. The plot is somewhat better than Salt, but how many times do you want Hollywood to produce movies about attack on White House and hostage situation at the bunker? While I've seen worse movies this year, I have to give this below a so-so rating.
Written April 03, 2013
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Written March 28, 2013
A lot of recent action movies fail to set up an emotional background, which this movie does right off the bat. However, it's a shaky one at best. It's then followed by a far fetched and ridiculous, yet entertaining story line. I must say the crisis room acting was absolutely terrible! I'm kind of sad they pulled Morgan Freeman into this movie.