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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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The film was banned in China because "it damaged China's reputation, giving the impression of a country in chaos, with no government and over-run by secret societies". See more »

Goofs

They are almost touching the water when parachuting off the skyscraper, but the next close-up scene shows them coming straight down onto the ship. When Lara and Terry land on the ship, their parachutes are supposed to come down after them. You can see the chutes in their hands from the next far shot, but it happens too quickly. 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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The opening logos for Paramount and Mutual Films are projected onto water. See more »

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Follows Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last High
by Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Evan Dando
Performed by The Dandy Warhols
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Nothing to care about.
6 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

At the beginning of the film the viewer knows nothing about any of the people with whom Lara is associating. Most get killed rather early on, but since the viewer has no clue who they are, who's to care?

Jolie, Butler, Hinds, Taylor, and Barrie are the only actors who's characters are developed in the slightest. And the body of knowledge viewers come to have of them is razor thin. Taylor and Barrie are completely wasted, having nothing to do. Hinds and Jolie are wasted because they're like cold dead fish in all but a couple scenes each. Butler is just annoying. There was no wit. No humor. Nothing to break up this icy dull drama that took itself WAY too serious for an action flick, especially one based on a video game.

TR2 is nothing but a big stream of stunts and effects without the slightest reason to care why anything is taking place, including the many deaths. A stunt person with no acting experience would have done nicely in any or all of the roles.

The soundtrack was confusing, noisy, and far overstated. Since when does someone hopping over a dead body make a sound like a golf club swooshing through the air amplified through the PA system at a heavy metal concert? WAS there music in there? I didn't notice.

The editing was dreadful! I could swear the person in charge of it grew up watching MTV on fast forward? Maximum chaos.

The only good thing in the entire picture is some of the very scenic cinematography, made all the more impressive as i viewed the film on an IMAX-like super large screen.

This ghastly glob of noise pollution should have been left in the can!


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