Movie:Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Director: Jan de Bont
Actors: Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler and Chris Barrie
MPAA rating: PG 13
Running time: 117 mins

Intrepid British archaeologist Lara Croft has made perhaps the most important archaeological discovery in history: an orb that leads to the mythical Pandora's Box. Unfortunately, the orb falls into the hands of Jonathan Reiss, an evil scientist who deals in killer viruses and hopes to sell the secrets of the box as the ultimate weapon. Recruited by British Intelligence to get the orb back from Reiss, Lara recruits Terry Sheridan, a British marine turned mercenary (and her former love interest) to help. The two embark on an adventure that spans continents in an attempt to regain the orb.

I picked this movie because I was in the mood for a girl power movie night

What I liked the Most? The journey

What I liked the Least? The destruction of priceless archeological finds

Review: Had to do a double feature since I have them both lol.

Ok, so this one makes me a little mad, from the very opening of the movie it shows that Lara Croft has no sense of history. She blatantly destroys or allows the destruction of many artifacts. Yes I realize it’s a movie and yes I know no real “finds” were destroyed, but it is the disposable way in which they are treated that aggravates me.

Now there are some really excellent points to this movie: Angelina’s body, side saddle shooting ride, the crisp clean look of all that fur at the dirty prison, Terry’s bad boy prose and pose, and of course all the action.

Recommended to: Fans of the female lead action

Best Quote: Nature is about balance. All the world comes in pairs. Yin and Yang. Right and Wrong. Men and Women. What's pleasure without pain.

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