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I thought the movie was nicely paced, and the action was, to say the least, pretty darn good. Granted, the story line could have been "fished" out a bit, Ms. Jolie's action made up for that short fall. Being a huge fan of Mr. Chris Barrie, it was nice to see the character of Hillary have more to do than just clean up after the mansion gets raided. Let's hope the next installment has the same action, fast paced locations and even more realism in the storyline. All in all, The Cradle of Life hits almost all the right notes. Ms. Jolie has done some fine work here.
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Personally I have to admit that I loved the movie. It is definitely better then the first and I love the Tomb Raider series. I play the games and I think that they capture the true essence of Lara Croft on screen. Angelina Jolie does an amazing job as Lara Croft and I don't think that they could ever choose anyone besides her. Gerard Butler also does an amazing job. It was the first film I ever saw him in and I was instantly in love with the way he was acting. I don't usually cry in films but for some reason his are the ones that actually get me too. When Terry dies my eyes were welling up with disappointment(not in Gerry's acting). I give two thumbs up to Gerard's acting and only wish that I could let everyone know how wonderful an actor he is in this movie and all of his others. Bravo!
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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life is a great movie! Its arguably better than the first one! Angelina Jolie is great in it and it is so amazing that she does her own stunts! I think she is perfect for this role and that she is a fine actress! Gerard Butler was also good! His character is neat and his build and accent makes it cool! I thought he and Jolie worked very good together through out the film! He is a very good actor! I also thought that Ciarán Hinds and Djimon Hounsou performed good too! Good special effects. The film has an incredible amount of action! The part where Reiss and his men have Croft prisoner was believe it or not on the scary side! Great suspense! The Shadow Guardians were awesome! That scene where the monsters attack rulez! The music is by one of the greatest composers in My opinion and one of My favorites Alan Silvestri! Very good theme! This is My favorite of the two Tomb Raider films! I really like these and I hope that they will make at least one more and that Angelina Jolie plays Lara once more because she was born for this great role in My opinion! Excellent film! Strongly recommended!
I have to say this was overall a great movie. The main reason I think this
might be because of my love to video-games, and I loved Resident Evil and
the first Tomb Raider movie too.
I wasn't really a fan when I saw the first movie, I'd never played a Tomb Raider game before, but I decided to give it a go as it looked really cool.
I went to the cinema to watch it and after that time I'm a big Tomb Raider fan. The movie was great, in my opinion. So I looked forward to play the games and wait for a sequel.
And here the sequel is. Lived up to most of my expectations. I've already watched it twice on the cinema in one week, and I still love it.
The first "action" scene was a good start of the movie. The Luna Temple collapsing and having bad guys shooting at you at the same time, was interesting to see. And it didn't take long before next actionscene, which never made this movie any boring.
I loved the humor and stunts too. There are many funny moments and stunts I remember well. Angeline is perfect as Lara Croft and I really hope they will make a Tomb Raider 3.
If I am to complain about something, it has to be about several things not being explained enough. The meeting in the plane in the beginning of the movie still leaves me with two questions. And some better character developments wouldn't have hurt.
This sequel is well done. Liked the use of the locations in Santorini,
Hong Kong, Africa etc. The director made unique interesting use of the
The cast is top notch. Gerard Butler has chemistry with Angelina but his accent is a bit too thick in some parts to understand. Cirian Hinds is a dignified enough villain. Djimon Honsu is good in an real authentic looking African role.
For those who didn't like the first movie so much, this is quite different. It's grander feeling. So it's a good follow up since it departs on the first one instead of rehashing it.
Overall one of the more enjoyable action adventure movies.
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This is a good action and adventures movie. It's really unrealistic,
but who cares? Most stunts wouldn't be in the movie if it wasn't a
video-game adaptation, but it doesn't matter - and they make the movie
more enjoyable! Angelina Jolie is a great Lara Croft. She's a mix
between Indiana Jones and Xena, and she reminds me of the TV heroine
Sydney Fox in "Relic Hunter" (Sydney is obviously inspired in Tomb
Raider's Lara). The other actors are OK, I don't really got impressed
but I doubt the movie pretended that. The plot is in fact quite
interesting, although not original at all (the evil guy wants to earn
millions of dollars by selling a powerful biological weapon which is
kept in Pandora's box). The places Lara visits (Greece, China,
Africa...) are beautiful and are good choices (I love when she rides in
her motorbike on the Great Chinese Wall). The end was good, I didn't
think Lara would kill his mate in order to keep the world safe from
To sum up, a very good movie if you just want entertainment.
The movie centers on Lara Croft(Angelina Jolie) who's assigned by the
British Intelligence-MI6- to discover the Pandora box what the
baddies(Ciaran Hinds and Til Schweiger)want to find with the purpose of
ruling the world.He's helped by an imprisoned mercenary(Gerard
Butler)that will be freed and two sympathetic underlings who appeared
in the first part(Noah Taylor and Christhopher Barrie). They'll must to
confront amount of dangers,adventures,risks until reach their aims.
It's a run and mill action film because from the initial to the final the frenetic action and fast movement is continued. The picture blends emotion,intrigue,thriller,suspense,rip roaring and a little bit of violence when the fights happen. It's a film pretty bemusing. It's a typical modern action film: continuous struggles in leaps and bounds,running men while are shooting, interminable pursuits. Besides there are spellbound landscapes of various countries where the starring are travelling around the world to resolve the enigmas. The ending confrontation amongst the protagonists and enemies on the Kilimanjaro's skirts is breathtaking. The picture is similar to previous part with the difference that in the latter there is a adventures chum(Gerard Butler)doing a type of ¨buddy movie¨.Thus the storyline is basically a rehash of the former picture. The film attained moderated success at box office ,less than the first, but not as good as the anterior.I don't know if the producers will make a third part.
David Tattersall cinematography is glittering and glimmer as reflected on the awesome and impressive outdoors in charge of the production design by Petruccelli. Alan Silvestri music is atmospheric and marvellous. The motion picture is well directed by Jan de Bont(Speed). It's very spectacular ,it's a film for adrenaline lovers. The yarn will like to Angelina Jolie and videogames Lara Croft fans.
Having read many of the reviews, I was quite surprised that major points
were overlooked. I'll give you some personal background which will help
clarify where I am coming from. I'm a father of three daughters and I'm
always looking for good role models for my girls. I've also just recently
heard a documentary on date rape on CBC radio and was appalled. The usual
question came up: is date rape a societal issue or a result of exploitive
media? Well I think it's mostly societal and the media is a window into
that world. Violence against women starts the minute a male discovers
he can exert power over a female and get what he wants with impunity. Yes
men have greater physical strength and women are known for
Now for the movie. I took my middle daughter, aged 10, and was glad I took the risk. Here was a role model, Lara Croft, who was in total control of her life and had a solid moral code. She has brains and she has brawn. Not once does she have to use sex appeal to get what she wants. (Yes there are the stolen kisses and a tumble on the floor; but Lara uses Terry's sexual advances in order to confine him for justifiable reasons.) However, most importantly, she is never rescued by a male. I know you may think this is trite or even tripe but I feel that this is important. Films are dominated by males taking command and solving the problems...but let's face it...more often than not...it is also males who are the source of the problem. This was abundantly evident in this film. Yes it may have been preachy but men were the war mongers and they paid the price. Is this really so far fetched from reality? Look at the world now...look at the wars we are now having...but who actually pays the price: the women and children. (Notice also that no women, children nor animals were hurt in this film...is that a bad thing?)
So get off of the fact that you'd have liked to see a little nipple or the fact that Lara Croft seemed like a cartoon cut-out (what about James Bond, Spiderman, etc.) I think that this movie, Cradle of Life TR2, shakes up the status quo and so what of it? This is finally a chick-flick with a vengeance. Men haven't done so well in the last 4,000+ years. I think it's time to give the women a chance.
What more could you ask for of a female actress? This is truly the 21st century and women superheroes are real not fantasy. This Lara Croft character is put on by a dynamic performance by Angelina Jolie. She truly knows the meaning of live performance. Angelina is truly remarkable in this flick and the last Tomb Raider movie. Anyone who says different has too much time on their hands and would rather think about things that are of no relevance. Life is too short not to like this film. Have a good one!
If you're a die hard Indiana Jones fan, or any of those movies that take you all over the world on a great treasure hunt, you will LOVE Tomb Raider! Both movies show a new side to Angelina Jolie, a smart, skilled, self- reliant woman who can kick butt! So the characters don't have 10 dimensions, what person looking to watch a true action flick really CARES if the main character had a rough childhood or not? Not hat it is JUST like those other adventure movies either, yes there native tribesman, booby traps, and lots of bad guys who show up at just the right time, but the places this movie takes you are unique and extremely exotic! Plus when was the last time you saw a movie about Pandora's box, or where the FEMALE lead saves the day? So grab your popcorn and get ready to go for an adventurous ride with Lara Croft, Tomb Raider!
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