I went in cold turkey and came out a dead
duck; not knowing about the video game this picture is based
Don't get me wrong, what they did was really
good, but it just didn't get me involved in the story. I didn't
care about anyone or anything. I had absolutely no interest in
the game story plot, so I couldn't feel part of this movie or
get pulled into it.
It's like watching my grandson playing
a video game; fun for him, but not for me. It had super effects,
but just didn't satisfy or hold my interest.
More Jane Bond than Indiana Joan, this
video game turned big-screen movie is just what you'd expect
for the summer: a good popcorn muncher that slows down as soon
as the action does.
With a ludicrous plot, it bounces from
one exotic locale to another to ensure diversity in the omnipresent
action sequences that steal the movie.
Not bad for what it is, but far from being
a great film.
Tomb Raider is
one of the most successful video game series of all time, and
it looks like Paramount Pictures might have one of the biggest
film franchises of all time and one of the most ambitious marketing
campaigns in the studio's history--including many product tie-ins
that could be living with the star for a long, long time.
She's pretending to be Lara Croft, a globetrotting
British adventurer on the trail of a mysterious archeological
artifact. Angelina Jolie describes her character as "totally
crazy," but she could become the biggest female action star
and the first woman ever to muscle her way to the very top of
the action list.