Angelina Jolie is a pleasure to watch in action films. She is not only distracting to the eye, but she is convincing as a female combatant.
Considering this role was originally up for Tom Cruise, and the script was altered ever so slightly to replace the main character with a female, Jolie was one of the few who I think could keep up with the role. Check out the teaser Trailer to see why.
Seeing this kind of action in a “rogue agent” storyline makes me happy Tom Cruise isn’t attached as Salt. (aside from the fact that I like looking at Jolie more) The comparisons to this and Mission Impossible are close enough with the borderline over the top action scenes and well choreographed spy hunter themes.
I like how they don’t spell it out for you. We get the plot, but is she being set up? Is she a brainwashed superspy? You will have to see the film to find out.
I hope the full trailer doesn’t spoil that for us.