Lara Croft, descendant of a wealthy British aristocratic family, is a "tomb raider" -- a hunter of antiquities for hire and for kicks -- who is well trained in weapons and acrobatic offense and self-defense. One night she discovers hidden in her mansion a fascinating artifact, a sort of clock that is also a key. A secret society called the Illuminati needs that key to recover the two broken halves of an ancient talisman that empowers its owner to control time, but only at the precise instant that the 9 planets in the solar system come into alignment, which happens every 5,000 years and is just about to occur. Lara must try to beat Manfred Powell, the powerful agent of the Illuminati, to the artifact and destroy it without being tempted to bring back her beloved archaeologist father Richard Croft from the dead. The hunt will take her to the jungles of Cambodia and the frozen wastes of Siberia. Based on the popular "Tomb Raider" video game, this 2001 film is a lightweight thriller with much action and just as many absurd implausibilities, but Angelina Jolie looks great in the role, and it's fun to see her real father play her fictional dad.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
Lara Coft searches for an artifact that can stop time.
The review of this Movie prepared by Mikele
Good adaptation of the video game Tomb Raider. Here Angelina Jolie plays a tomb raider in the hunting for a special key that is a component to unleashing the power to control time.
The plot is thin but Jolie save the entire movie and propels herself into blockbuster stardom. Tomb Raider was better than I expected and breaks the chain of bad films based upon video games.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brian Oliver