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July 23 2010

(SPOILER) Salt, co-starring Chiwetel Ejiofor opens in theaters today. The actor has third billing, just under Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber. The link provides trailers and clips, including Comic-Con panels.

Saw this last night. It's entertaining enough if you turn off your brain, but as a gigantic Angelina Jolie fan, I set my expectations too high. Pretty much all the elements that make up a movie are mediocre. But it's always fun to see Jolie kick some butt, and it's above average based on most summer movies this year.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is good as always. Does what he can with such a limited role.
I love Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor, but I really detest Angelina Jolie. I don't think I'll be seeing it in theater cause of her.
I used to like Jolie but it seems like her acting is almost a parody of herself now. I may still see it for the other two but what I'm curious about is a remark I read in some comments about Salt. They question what the film has to do with Comic-Con. I don't know what the criteria is for which films or TV shows to be selected for panels, but since this Con has evolved from strictly comics to a Hollywood extravaganza, a better question might be, "What does it not have to do with Comic-Con?". Is it only supposed to be a genre film thing? Because if that's true, there are any number of non-genre films you could criticize having been featured there, like Snakes on a Plane, at my very first Comic-Con, 2006.

It's not all Lord(ish) of the Rings, you know.
The movie doesn't give Ejiofor much to do, which is a shame.

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