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
With Angelina Jolie in the leading role as Lara Croft, and her real-life father (Jon Voight) playing her archaeologist/father in the motion picture, the dynamics are, of course, believable. She, having starred in roles as diverse as a psychopath in "Girl Interrupted," and he, having portrayed a displaced rural dreamer in an urban metropolis in "Midnight Cowboy," the duo perform up to expectations. As is so necessary in an action-adventure, the editing was tight and the sound editing (nominated for many international awards) was tighter. Rarely in a motion picture based on a video game do all of the elements come together to recreate the intensity of the gamers' involvement.
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