Everybody has either a film star or character that they had a crush on during their formative years. So which…
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Born into Wealth. Groomed by the Elite. Trained for Combat.
English aristocrat Lara Croft is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who's in search of a powerful relic.
How did they get this so astronomically wrong? Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was, frankly, such an easy idea to make: a female, British Indiana Jones slinking her way around ancient mythology with twin guns, plummy quips and exotic locations - the template is there in so many films already, surely this easily should be exciting, funny, sexy and cool all in one package? Well... no. Simon West fudges it almost completely, instead supplying wooden dialogue in a flat script, wasting genuine talent in the cast and directing with all the visual tricks yet none of the iconic depth.
The big bone of contention for many is Angelina Jolie as the titular heroine. Personally, much as the definitive Lara Croft on…
As a throw away Saturday morning style cartoon blockbuster in the same vein as the first Mortal Kombat movie, its a guilty harmless pleasure. Its paper thin of course and silly at times, but there are a couple good action set pieces and Jolie is well cast in the role, she embodies Lara well.
Lara Croft fights a giant robot about a minute in. If that sounds okay with you, please throw yourself into an acid pit.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Oh wow. Just. Wow.
Since its initial release in 1996, Tomb Raider is one of the most prominent video game franchises. It did to games what Indiana Jones did to movies and what Clive Cussler did to books: they all tap into a certain sense of adventure, with ties in archeology and ancient history, and with liberal amounts of action and peril, to immerse the audience in a thrilling experience. Lara Croft may be well-known for her...ahem...bodily proportions...but she is an action heroine who could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Indy and Dirk Pitt, in terms of physique, confidence, knowledge, and wit.
Inevitably, the live-action film for Tomb Raider was released in 2001, with enough hype to build it up as one of the biggest action…
Spin-off movie from the computer video games about a rich aristocrat who develops a taste for adventure and collecting strange artifacts from around the world following the loss of both her parents.
The action is generally fast and frenetic and I can't fault the pace at which events occur. Being an adventurous romp rather than a serious film it naturally includes the occasional moment of humour though it has to be said none of them really stand out in the memory once the film has finished. Some of the supporting actors are a little lacking in acting finesse but Angelina Jolie is perfectly cast and certainly approaches the role with gusto and conviction.
Though the film suffers from being far…
Lara Croft is a woman with bountiful resources… living in a lush mansion with wealth and family prestige. She's an adventurer with a taste for action along the lines of the 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' kind. It seems that time is drawing close to a planetary alignment that occurs once every 5,000 years as they always do in movies. This alignment supposedly unleashes an ancient object that has the ability to alter time itself. Croft is drawn in by a secret society that wants a mysterious artifact she discovers in her property that can lead to the locations for the time altering device. Now Croft must step out and try and beat the big bad guy (Ian Glenn) to…
thanks for bringing Daniel Craig back to life
that was a really nice thing to do
My review -- this film is now on DVD, this film is slightly irritating in my opinion. Simply because it mainly revolves around Lara Croft, not Angelina Jolie as [Lara Croft,] but more to do with the fact that Lara Croft is a well known female computer animation character in the franchise with the same name. So throughout this film there is an unmistakable smell of cheese, but if the viewer of this film does what I did and basically stripped down the film to its basic elements and forget the cheese, the storyline is reasonably decent. The storyline itself inbodies a good mystery and high-impact action, I very much enjoyed Chris Barrie as [Hillary,] because he brings a element…
A very good performance from Angelina Jolie with an otherwise predictable, straight forward pointless story that really leads up to nothing or any change in character.
One particular action sequence was really cool to watch but with all the other actors and story it does not hold up at all.
Obviously, Tomb Raider is based on the Indiana Jones franchise but unlike this film it does not try to double cross or give us interesting adventures or ideas to play with. At many times it is confusing, convoluted and dull with it's writing, directing and motivations.
I watched this because I bought it for a pound and am a big fan of the films and video game series.
I like this film an awful lot, its really interesting and so enthralling. She travels all over the place in jungles, temples and streets and it really keeps your attention. The characters are brilliant and the story is just as good. Angelina Jolie, I definitely will be watching more films of, as she is great to watch, and I don't just mean looks wise. An appearance from Daniel Craig surprised me in this as I don't ever remember him before, but then again I watched it many years ago before he was James Bond. Can't wait to watch the sequels again.
Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.
Placeholder for when I eventually dig up something I once wrote on why this is a cult classic in my family.
Neeeeeeh... die Spiele sind bei Weitem besser.
Trotz Angelina grenzen die schlechten Effekte, die langweilige Story und die verstörend grottigen Dialoge fast schon an Trash-Movies.
Und wie viel Oberweite sie plötzlich hat!
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