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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lara Croft
... Terry Sheridan
... Jonathan Reiss
... Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
... Bryce
... Kosa
... Sean
... Chen Lo
... Xien
... Nicholas Petraki
... Jimmy Petraki
... Gus Petraki (as Jonathan Coyne)
... MI6 Agent Stevens
... MI6 Agent Calloway
Lenny Juma ... Village Leader
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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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25 July 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

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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The film was banned in China because "it damaged China's reputation, giving the impression of a country in chaos, with no government, and overrun by secret societies." See more »

Goofs

When in Hong Kong, Lara tells Bryce to call Kosa and have him pick her up north of his village. However, Bryce is immediately taken hostage by Jonathan from the trailer, and would not have been able to call Kosa. Yet he still arrives to pick her up in the Jeep. See more »

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[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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Angelina IS Lara Croft.
25 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have to say this was overall a great movie. The main reason I think this might be because of my love to video-games, and I loved Resident Evil and the first Tomb Raider movie too.

I wasn't really a fan when I saw the first movie, I'd never played a Tomb Raider game before, but I decided to give it a go as it looked really cool.

I went to the cinema to watch it and after that time I'm a big Tomb Raider fan. The movie was great, in my opinion. So I looked forward to play the games and wait for a sequel.

And here the sequel is. Lived up to most of my expectations. I've already watched it twice on the cinema in one week, and I still love it.

The first "action" scene was a good start of the movie. The Luna Temple collapsing and having bad guys shooting at you at the same time, was interesting to see. And it didn't take long before next actionscene, which never made this movie any boring.

I loved the humor and stunts too. There are many funny moments and stunts I remember well. Angeline is perfect as Lara Croft and I really hope they will make a Tomb Raider 3.

If I am to complain about something, it has to be about several things not being explained enough. The meeting in the plane in the beginning of the movie still leaves me with two questions. And some better character developments wouldn't have hurt.

9/10


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