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Tomb Raider

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

TOMB RAIDER

 

 

I went in cold turkey and came out a dead duck; not knowing about the video game this picture is based on.

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.


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