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

Adventurer Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box, before an evil scientist finds it, 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 USA:

$21,783,641, 27 July 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,660,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,505,388
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Trivia

Released a decade after Angelina Jolie's first action film, Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993). 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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During the end credits, the names rolling through the center are highlighted. See more »

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Referenced in Veep: Hostages (2013) See more »

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by Ray Colcord and Joe E. Rand
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Weakest Action Movie of the Summer
1 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

This second movie in the 'Tomb Raider' series was a disapointment for me. I was not a great fan of the first one either. Certainly Angelina Jolie is as sexy as you can get, but there is too little else in her character to make her the female James Bond that the authors of the series want her to be. Even the sentimental track in this second movie does not succeed to make her more real. Director Jan de Bont succeeded much better with the original story in 'Speed' or the reality-TV like effects in 'Twister'. In 'Tomb Raider 2' he is just mixing a potion of James Bond with a little bit of Indiana Jones, without too much of a result. If you did not see it yet, you may as well wait for the DVD. 6/10 on my personal scale.


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