I have to make it clear that I'm not a fan of the computer games. I don't have a special relation to the Lara Croft character. All I know is that she is supposed to be sexy and she is - in the film at least. It's always enjoyable to see a movie with Angelina Jolie but Lara Croft: Tomb Raider doesn't reach her usual standard.
While sitting in the cinema I felt that I was watching a movie made of leftovers. The Story reminded me of Indiana Jones but I think the Tomb Raider script is
made up of some the scenes that were not good enough to be in any of the
three Indiana Jones movies. The attacking statues in the temple in Cambodia
made me think of The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. I think the statues in
Tomb Raider were fired from The Mummy set for being unconvincing. When
they find the first half of the triangle the fluid reminded me of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It was made i 1991 yet the effects are still better.
By now it should be obvious that I don't like Tomb Raider very much. After an hour I was waiting for it to finish and I wasn't sad when it did. I will give three stars. One goes to Christopher Barrie who plays Lara's butler Hillary. The I give one star to each of Angelina Jolies legs.
She is the only reason to go see Tomb Raider.