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
Many of Lara's action moves are known and loved by any aficionados of the video games. Drawing weapons mid-somersault, swallow dives into water, forward rolls to reverse direction, are signature moves of the experienced player. See more »
Manfred Powell uses an Ericsson mobile phone without opening the "flip" mouthpiece. One cannot make/receive voice calls on that model unless the flip is opened. 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 R1 DVD includes four deleted scenes:
Wilson meets Powell and Pimms in a construction area, where he gives them all his notes about the clock. Then Powell beheads Wilson and asks Pimms to bag the head...
After Julius, the assault team leader, has deliverd the clock, Powell says to Pimms that Croft is still in the game and that they might even need to hire her.
While talking to Croft in Venice, Powell explains to her what the Illuminati are and what they do. He suggests they could be partners, to which Croft replys "You might try to kill me." Powell answers "I'm not gonna kill you." Crofts response is "No. I said "try"."
Still in Venice, Lara visits Alex while he is playing cards with some other guys, who leave right away. Lara tells Alex that he is working for some very bad people, and that the problem about him is that he can't be trusted. She then says "I know what you are", throws a card which spins around his head back into her hand (boomerang-like): it's the Joker. Then she grabs the triangle which he has hidden under the table and leaves.
The documentary "Crafting Lara Croft" features a slightly longer version of Powell's Death. After Laras punch, he hits the floor and is then wrapped up in light.
This is a classic entertainment action flick. If you're expecting deep revelations to life, you won't get it. If you want great entertainment in what I'd say is what the majority of summer action flicks strive for - then Tomb Raider is just awesome.
I'm genuinely surprised that the rating for this movie is so low. Tomb Raider is one of the movies that I'll occasionally throw on when I just feel like watching a good action flick circa Mission Impossible. It's entertaining, it's pretty smart, and it's a clever adaptation of a video game.
I'm also a huge fan of the soundtrack to this movie. The compilation of songs is really great.
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