In the movie Salt with Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber, towards the end of the movie we see Salt stop the nuclear attack which was initiated by Winter. Does she do this out of patriotism, for the fact that she wants Payback on Orlov, or is there something else there I'm missing?
Earlier in the movie, Salt is forced to stand and watch as Orlov causes the death of her husband Mike. We also find out that the time she spent in the North Korean prison and subsequently being saved by Mike's efforts has broken her "Imperial Conditioning" (sorry, play on words from the movie Dune). Did she actually become a patriot? Or was it all a revenge factor going on with her? We also notice throughout the movie, while she was taking down "bad guys" (bad guys being the cops ... So not really "bad", just in opposition to her end goals), she never actually kills any of them. Yes, she messes a lot of them up, but doesn't appear to kill any of them.