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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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$95,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$65,653,758 (USA) (7 November 2003)
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At one point in the movie, Lara Croft attacks a bad guy using very sophisticated movements with an antique rifle. Her movements are taken from Queen Anne Salute used by the U.S. Army Drill Team. See more »

Goofs

Possible spoiler, at 1:38:12 during the sequence in the cave formation of the cradle of life, Reiss shoots at Croft, and as she dodges, a Red LED light is visible in the lower right corner of the frame (probably the battery light indicator for one of the set strobes). See more »

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Jimmy Petraki: They found another one. There's going to be no treasure left by the time she gets here.
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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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