Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (DVD)
Starring Angelina Jolie et al
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Archaeologist and explorer extraordinaire Lara Croft journeys to a temple, sunken underwater that leads to a sphere that contains the mythical Pandora's Box, only to have it stolen from her by Chen Lo, the leader of a Chinese crime syndicate, who's in league with a villain named Reiss who wants to use the Box as a doomsday weapon. Facing her greatest challenges yet, the intrepid tomb raider pursues Lo, in order to get her hands back on Pandora's Box, and fulfill the desire of the Queen.
Steve, . 5 December 2003
LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE
A film review by Steve Rhodes
Copyright 2003 Steve Rhodes
RATING (0 TO ****): * 1/2
Welcome to LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE, the latest Lara Croft video game, oops I mean film. This much you'll have to give it -- if you have to watch a movie this miserable, it helps enormously to have Angelina Jolie as its eponymous lead. With her butter-smooth, well-tanned skin, her bee-sting lips and her curvaceous body, Jolie has the perfect looks of a fashion model designed by a computer. She is always stunning, which is something her latest movie never is.
The plot concerns a hunt for the infamous Pandora's Box. Along the way, Croft gets to blast away on her big, silver guns and gets to slug a menacing shark right in his snout. THE SUM OF ALL FEARS's Ciarán Hinds plays the story's villain, Dr. Jonathan Reece. Dr. Reece is a Nobel Prize winner who has turned into a bio bad boy. He has designs on the box so that he can unleash a biological catastrophe on the world and turn a tidy profit in the bargain.
Is this Lara Croft movie better than the first one? I guess, but that's not exactly a ringing endorsement. Other than ogling Jolie, there's simply no reason whatsoever to see it.
LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE runs 1:58. It is rated PG-13 for "action violence and some sensuality" and would be acceptable for kids around 10 and up.
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