Lara Croft Tomb Raider

BORN INTO WEALTH. GROOMED BY THE ELITE. TRAINED FOR COMBAT. 

Adventurer Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) fights a secret society called the Illuminati that is trying to locate a talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. At least the game on which this movie is based is likely to engage its audience rather than putting it to sleep. The opening sequence is well staged, but the nonsensical story leads to a climax that is equal shares confusing and boring. Jolie has the perfect looks for the iconic character, but Lara is hard to like or care for.

2001-U.S. 100 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Simon West. Cast: Angelina Jolie (Lara Croft), Jon Voight (Richard Croft), Noah Taylor (Bryce), Iain Glen, Daniel Craig, Christopher Barrie.

Trivia: Followed by Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003); the franchise was rebooted as Tomb Raider (2018).

 

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