— by RACHEL COYNE —
Now that you’ve exhausted your circle of friends looking for someone who could translate the Russian trailer for “Salt,” here’s the English version for your enjoyment.
And despite the language barrier, we still managed to get the basic gist of things from the Russian version: Angelina Jolie is ready to kick some butt. While interrogating a Russian spy in custody of the CIA, he informs her that another spy is en route to NYC to assassinate the President. That spy’s name: Evelyn Salt. But her name is Evelyn Salt! Ruh-roh!
So Salt pulls a Palin and goes rogue, determined to prove that she’s being set up and to find out why. My biggest question after seeing the trailer? If in an attempt to disguise yourself, you go through the trouble of dyeing your blonde hair black, why not cut it, too? I know most men aren’t great at spotting when a woman changes her hair, but these are CIA agents chasing you down. So maybe give them the benefit of the doubt and trim a few inches?
“Salt” goes on the lam July 23, 2010.
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