The original Lara Croft, Angelina Jolie. The baddass archaeologist, who just wants to fulfil her father’s wishes after he died. The story does play on the fantasy/sci-fi genre, just a pre-warning, as it is not a full-on believable action film (if there are any?). The plot: every 5,000 years the planets align. When this happens, the two halves of the triangle can be united to control time. So overall, this is a ‘save the world’ kind of film, since the clock to get the first half of the triangle has fallen into the wrong hands.
What is with the accents in this film? Ok, so Angelina Jolie pretends to be British, which I wasn’t a huge fan of her accent, but I soon got over it and after the initial ‘ugh why’, I didn’t even notice it anymore. But that was because Daniel Craig came in, looking all a bit too rough, and with some sort of American accent! Whhhyyyy? This accent was not great… it was baaad. Every time he spoke it irritated me. Didn’t really understand why he had to be American, if that’s what the accent was supposed to be? Angelina Jolie being British was so much better than Daniel Craig’s accent. Happily, he didn’t talk much anyway.
‘Tomb Raider’ is full of action and explosive scenes. For a film that came out in the early 2000s, the graphics were not as bad as I thought they would be (since we’ve got used to the brilliant graphics now). I mean they weren’t amazing, but they definitely weren’t terrible and didn’t take anything away from the film in a distracting way! The action scenes are fun and enjoyable, who doesn’t love a good action scene from a well-known action star? And Angelina Jolie is definitely one! The scenes were good to get lost in and escape from real-life for a while.
I enjoyed this film, it’s a good escapism film. I don’t believe there’s much wrong with it, other than some bad fake accents… It’s a fun, action-filled film. There are some small giggle moments, but mostly you’re lost in this adventure, two teams racing against each other. Did I mention the baddy is a young Mormont from ‘Game of Thrones’? It’s not life-changing, it is what it is. It’s a traditional fantasy action film with the fab Angelina Jolie, what’s not to like?