A member of a rich British aristocratic family, Lara Croft is a "tomb raider" who enjoys collecting ancient artifacts from ruins of temples, cities, etc. worldwide, and doesn't mind going through death-defying dangers to get them. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, and foreign languages - and does them all in tight outfits. Well, the planets of the solar system are going into planetary alignment (Which occurs every 5,000 years), and a secret society called the Illuminati is seeking an ancient talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. However, they need a certain clock/key to help them in their search, and they have to find the talisman in one week or wait until the next planetary alignment to find it again. Lara happens to find that key hidden in a wall of her mansion. The Illuminati steal it, and Lara gets an old letter from her deceased father telling her about the society's agenda (Her father was also the one who hid the key). Now, she ... Written by
In the much-shown previews, at one point Lara says to Powell "You might try to kill me." Powell replies that he "would never kill a lady." She replies archly "I said you'd try." That exchange doesn't appear in the actual movie. See more »
The Buddhist abbot at the monastery in Cambodia extends the 'wai', a gesture of respect (both palm pressed together and held just below the chin in front of the chest), to Lara, which she returns. A Buddhist monk would never give that gesture to anyone, and certainly not to a female, nor as the initiating party. Also, while monks are greeted that way, they do not return the gesture. See more »
[after an extended action sequence with a training robot which then attempts to revive itself and sneak up on her]
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There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »
This movie is one of the best action movies I've ever seen! Angelina Jolie does a wonderful, great performance in it, being almost the exact duplicate of Lara Croft in real life. And to think, she did almost all of her own stunts! The movie delivers one action packed seen after another, also twisting in drama, revenge and even comedy. The plot's just like a VG of Lara Croft: She has to pick up the two pieces of the pyramid of power before her arch rival does, and uses it to take over the world. Highly recommended, especially since of the Bungee Balet scene which keeps you on the edge of you seat!!! Even better than Indianna Jones!
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