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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

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Adventurer Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.

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Jan de Bont

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Dean Georgaris (screenplay), Steven E. de Souza (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelina Jolie ... Lara Croft
Gerard Butler ... Terry Sheridan
Ciarán Hinds ... Jonathan Reiss
Chris Barrie ... Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
Noah Taylor ... Bryce
Djimon Hounsou ... Kosa
Til Schweiger ... Sean
Simon Yam ... Chen Lo
Terence Yin ... Xien
Daniel Caltagirone ... Nicholas Petraki
Fabiano Martell ... Jimmy Petraki
Jonny Coyne ... Gus Petraki (as Jonathan Coyne)
Robert Cavanah ... MI6 Agent Stevens
Ronan Vibert ... MI6 Agent Calloway
Lenny Juma Lenny Juma ... Village Leader
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Storyline

Off the coast of the volcanic island of Santorini, the intrepid archaeologist, Lara Croft, makes the unexpected discovery of a throbbing golden orb able to guide its holder to the mythical Pandora's Box. As the legendary artefact contains ancient mysteries of unfathomable power, Lara needs to make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands, especially the unscrupulous former Nobel Prize winner and now a bio-weapons dealer, Jonathan Reiss. With the aid of the former agent, Terry Sheridan, the fearless adventurer travels the world in pursuit of the precious item; however, can she retrieve it in time to save the day? Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Paramount

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USA | Germany | Japan | UK | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

25 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tomb Raider 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Amboseli National Park, Kenya See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$263,322 (Hong Kong), 25 July 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,783,641, 27 July 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,660,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,505,388
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Considered to be an updated version of Red Sonja (1985), Lara Croft sets out to retrieve an orb from Jonathan Reiss, with the help from Terry Sheridan, who is a mercenary. See more »

Goofs

Near the start, the underwater bikes first enter the water (wet for wet scene). Watch the front of the lead (grey) bike. Just before the nose reaches the edge of the frame, two bright fast-moving bubbles go past diagonally left to right. These can only have come from the film crew. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jimmy Petraki: They found another one. There's going to be no treasure left by the time she gets here.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos for Paramount and Mutual Films are projected onto water. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #30.1 (2003) See more »

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The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)
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Movies used to make good video games...
1 August 2003 | by Lobo69See all my reviews

There used to be a time when movies were better than TV, and video games were an afterthought. I remember a time when a great movie would come out and it might spin off into a crappy TV show and a good action movie might spin off into an 'OK' video game.

Oh how times have changed. Now movies are so empty of originality and creativity that the tables have completely turned. Now marginally good video games are recycled into incredibly bad movies, and third rate TV shows are now plundered for their core idea and turned into fifth rate films.

If Hollywood is wondering why their profits are down and why people aren't going out to the movies anymore, its because they continue to make sheer festering piles of uselessness like "Lara Croft: Video Game Idea Raider". Its not just because the economy is bad that we avoid these movies like death itself, its more because we know that an emotionless video game shoot-em-up is not likely to produce any greatness up on the big screen.

The talent in the movie industry is now spread so thinly that its virtually undetectable.

How about next summer instead of 20 unbelievably awful movies, how about they just make 1 good one.


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