Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.
The orphaned heiress and intrepid archaeologist, Lara Croft, embarks on a dangerous quest to retrieve the two halves of an ancient artefact which controls time before it falls into the wrong hands. As an extremely rare planetary alignment is about to occur for the first time in 5,000 years, the fearless tomb raider will have to team up with rival adventurers and sworn enemies to collect the pieces, while time is running out. But, in the end, who can harness the archaic talisman's unlimited power?Written by
At the time of filming, Angelina Jolie sported a large tattoo on her upper left arm. Make-up was used to cover the tattoo, but one can see where the tattoo has been covered up in several scenes, particularly the shower scene. See more »
When Lara gets out of the pool after trying to save Alex from the knife wound she is dry. Her clothes may be damp, but no water is dripping from her body and her clothing should have been soaked. See more »
[after an extended action sequence with a training robot which then attempts to revive itself and sneak up on her]
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There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »
The UK theatrical, video and DVD versions are shorter than the uncut US and international versions, due to BBFC cuts. Cuts were required to what the BBFC called "glamorizing shots" of a flick knife, including the sight and/or sound of the knife opening. These cuts included a close shot of the knife covered in blood in the final fight scene, as well as sight of the knife being twirled by Powell seconds later. Also, the head butt delivered by Lara Croft in the end brawl was completely removed and substituted with a punch. The final deadly throat chop Lara gives Powell was cut for cinema release, but restored for UK video and DVD releases. Although these cuts would have been waived for a 15 certificate the distributors chose to remove the scenes for a lower 12 rating. The Blu-ray release was finally passed uncut, though upgraded to a 15 certificate, in 2009. See more »
What a great actress she is! I love world culture so this movie lived up to that, unfortunately the dialog/plot was sticky and predictable- Angie is capable of so much more. She carried this movie on her back and pulled the stunts off with gusto and grace(I want a bungee exercise room!). She is a great heroine. I am inspired to raid tombs myself now, or perhaps help refugees as Angelina does in real life. I hope for a sequel. This movie made me a Jolie fan and I'll see her future films and rent her past ones. Overall, a beautiful film to look at, but doesnt allow the watcher to get completely immersed into Lara's world. I give it a 7...
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