Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
  • Time: 100 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
  • Director: Simon West
  • Cast: Angelina Jolie, Noah Taylor, Jon Voight


Based on the popular video game series, Tomb Raider features the adventures of Lara Croft an antiquities hunter-for-hire. She travels to exotic locales in search of treasures and artifacts in the catacombs of ancient tombs and ruins remaining from age-old empires. A female Indiana Jones, Croft’s expeditions are always chock full of action, danger, intrigue, suspense and her omnipresent knack for defying death in tight outfits.

One comment

  • I HATED this film when I first saw it, and thought it was a waste of time and money. But, I have to admit, on a second viewing, I learnt to accept it for what it was and sat back, and enjoyed.

    Jolie is great as Lara Croft. She is sexy, witty, strong, and intelligent. Great to look at, and the film plays to that strength, she knows it, the director knows it. Sex appeal is the first thing they had to nail, and they did! The second thing they had to nail on the head were the SFX, and I must say, whether it’s in the cinema or in your home, this film is loud and the SFX are great!

    The set pieces are also well choreographed and they never really let up until we are completely safe and clear of danger. Mind you though, the film does drag a little bit when Lara ‘mourns’ for her lost father. But it doesn’t really hurt the film.

    This is Jolie’s film, and everyone else is just background material. The SFX are the only things that pose a danger for the viewers eye to wander away from Lara’s physique!

    Iain Glen is o.k. as a one dimensional baddie, whereas Noah Taylor is just plain irritating!!! Chris Barrie? as a fan of Red Dwarf, he is welcome, and his few lines are delivered well.

    So, all in all, after giving this film a second chance, I enjoyed. The plot is bordering on pathetic, but mind you, it is a summer blockbuster, plots go out the window, it’s the visuals that matter the most! Just remember that this IS a film. So, just leave a portion of your brain at the door, and you too may enjoy an hour and a half worth of fun.


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