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
Angelina Jolie was extremely hesitant towards wearing Lara's famous short shorts that she wears in the games, and the opening fight scene with Simon. However, she eventually agreed, because she knew it would make the fans of the character happy. See more »
When Alex is climbing on the planet model, he has to duck down to avoid being hit by another planet. A crew member's hand can be seen helping to pull him down so he doesn't actually get hit. 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 »
In July of 2001, director Simon West stated in an interview with Empire magazine that he had produced an alternate version of the film for release on DVD, including some scenes that were dropped from the original cut. As of 2013, this supposed alternate cut has never been released. See more »
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Perfect movie and a classic. Captures the true spirit and adventure of the game. the only thing that might have made it even more awesome is more spelunking time with her having to shoot bats and wolves but it's not necessary considering they actually go into TOMBS and have to solve puzzles with RISKS. A female Indian Jones equivalent and a classic by cinematic standards.
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