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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

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Adventuress Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box before an evil scientist and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.

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Intrepid British archaeologist Lara Croft has made perhaps the most important archaeological discovery in history: an orb that leads to the mythical Pandora's Box. Unfortunately, the orb falls into the hands of Jonathan Reiss, an evil scientist who deals in killer viruses and hopes to sell the secrets of the box as the ultimate weapon. Recruited by British Intelligence to get the orb back from Reiss, Lara recruits Terry Sheridan, a British marine turned mercenary (and her former love interest) to help. The two embark on an adventure that spans continents in an attempt to regain the orb... Written by Gavin Nelson

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Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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25 July 2003 (USA)  »

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,783,641 (USA) (25 July 2003)

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$65,653,758 (USA) (7 November 2003)
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Trivia

Initial trailers and publicity material credited the story to producer Lloyd Levin and production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli, as well as James V. Hart. However, just before the film was released the WGA decided to credit the story to Hart and Steven E. de Souza. See more »

Goofs

Near the start, the underwater bikes first enter the water (wet for wet scene). Watch the front of the lead (grey) bike. Just before the nose reaches the edge of the frame, two bright fast-moving bubbles go past diagonally left to right. These can only have come from the film crew. See more »

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[first lines]
Jimmy Petraki: They found another one. There's going to be no treasure left by the time she gets here.
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References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »

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Bad Girl (Radio Edit)
by Alexandra Slate, Colin Cripps and Gavin Brown
Performed by Alexandra Slate
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Music from & Inspired by "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" on Hollywood Records
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Thankfully, No Third Is Planned
16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considering "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" was pretty good entertainment, this sequel was a disappointment. Critics disagreed and liked this one better, but I disagree with them. As with most sequels, it just overdoes what was popular in the first film.

In this case, that means the action is WAY overdone (since it was too much on the first film, to begin with); "Laura" becomes WAY too much of a feminist-macho icon and Jolie's British accent here is so phony it's embarrassing, and annoying to hear.

On he good side, I enjoyed the exotic locales (Far East and Africa), it had very little profanity and some of the stunts were wild and fun to watch. As far as I know, they don't have another sequel planned, which is smart.


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