What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that action thriller Salt -- which stars Angelina Jolie as a CIA agent on the run -- is quite violent: There's lots of fighting, shooting, stabbing, killing, chases, and explosions, as well as a brief torture scene and a flashback scene suggesting that a child was beaten. Strong language isn't constant, but you'll hear both "f--k" and "s--t." Sexy stuff mostly stops at kissing (though one scene also features Salt removing her underwear from beneath her skirt), and some Russian spies drink vodka, but it's not prominent. Teen fans of Jolie and action may be intrigued, but it's not as entertaining as her 2008 hit Wanted.
- Families can talk about the violence in the film. How did it make you feel? Why do you think it worked that way?
- Was Salt acting out of revenge or for the best interests of the country? Or both? If both, how did she balance the two?
- Was Salt right in killing and stealing to reach her goal? Could she have reached it any other way?