Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

by Alan Rapp on March 13, 2018

in Home Video

  • Title: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider DVD reviewWith the character’s return to the big screen on Friday, this week’s throwback Tuesday takes us back to 2001’s big-screen adaptation of the Tomb Raider video game starring Angelina Jolie as English archaeologist Lara Croft. The plot centers around a mysterious artifact found in the Croft mansion, hidden inside an antique clock that begins ticking one fateful night. The artifact turns out to be tied to Lara’s missing father (Jon Voight) and the Illuminati who want to use it to gain control of time. Breaking into her insanely well-guarded home, equally insanely-prepared mercenaries make off with the key and begin a race to find the Triangle of Light which was broken in half centuries ago but with the key can be used to control time itself.

Incredibly goofy, even for a movie based off a video game, the film is largely forgettable other than for its star, ridiculous plot holes (such as granting Lara the chance to destroy half of the clock and essentially end the villains’ plans fairly early on but having her refuse to do so), and overly-elaborate sequences. Iain Glen and Daniel Craig star as the villains while Noah Taylor and Chris Barrie provide Lady Croft minimal technical support and back-up.

The film has been released on DVD and Blu-ray several times over the years. Extras include commentary from director Simon West, promotional clips and trailers, and various featurettes on the the story, stunts, and characters of the film.

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