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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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Tomb Raider 2  »

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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

Max Ryan screen-tested for the role of Terry Sheridan. See more »

Goofs

When Lara and Terry speak to the residents of a boat in Hong Kong, they communicate in Mandarin. However, Cantonese is more commonly spoken among Hong Kong locals than Mandarin. 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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Into Hell Again
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Movies don't get worse then this.
26 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's doubtful if there will be a worse film this year then Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. I was a fan of the original film, but I'll be the first to admit that there was room for improvement. Tomb Raider 2 promised to improve on the original, but surprisingly, it's almost unwatchable. The action scenes are perhaps the most dull you'll see this year, and the always entertaining Jolie sleepwalks through the picture. From the unremarkable opening, and throughout the picture, the film has the attitude that it just doesn't care. The film has no flare, which is surprising because director Jan De Bont is usually known for his over-the-top style. What a waste of a picture, and probably the final nail in the coffin for this franchise.


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