Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Noah Taylor, Chris Barrie

Directed by: Jan de Bont

Produced by: Paramount Pictures, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Mutual Film Company

Distributed by: Paramount

Genre: action/adventure

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B+ B+ B+
Review by Xibo Date seen: August 24, 2003
Viewing Location: 42nd St. Ewalk, NYC Grade: B+
Summary: Pretty decent.
The special effects were pretty good, and mixed; in the credits I saw about nine different computer graphics subcontractors. Eventually there'll be no difference between movies and video games, I guess. Angelina Jolie is charming, and there's a lot of action in this movie, but there could have been more action, as the movie was a bit slow in places. Also, the idea is a bit ridiculous-- why is an archaelogist so wealthy? Go figure. 

B+ B+ B+
Review by Finrod Date seen: January 25, 2004
Viewing Location: netflix dvd Grade: B+
Summary: Decent mindless action movie
Decent action movie. PG-13, so don't expect anything more sensual than the first one. On dvd, be sure to see the alternate ending-- I liked it better than the ending they actually used. I thought they could have made a bit more use of the Escheresque scene near the end than they did.  

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