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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.
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…
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!
This adaptation of the hit game franchise isn't bad; it's terrible in every way possible, turning what should be a simple globetrotting adventure film into action schlock with bad dance rock music soundtrack to boot. Filmed lifelessly like a SyFy channel film (coincidentally where now shown on television), bad acting from a clunky script with scenes that go nowhere, poor action and Angelina Jolie's titular heroine playing everything so cool and unfazed it's impossible to believe she's ever in danger; this is a film adaptation that fails as a film, instead reminding you every chance it can that it's based on a video game.
Its sssoooo bad that its kinda funny but Angelina jolie's attractive that doesnt mean to say it deseves a place in anybody's movie collection (sadly its in mine)
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