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Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role of Lara Croft, but even she can't save the movie from a senseless plot and action sequences with no emotional impact.
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[A] movie based on a video game that's unafraid to look absurd but lacks the self-conviction needed to come off as camp.
A jerky, fragmented tale that jumps from one exotic location to the next without any explanation or flow.
In the end, for all her über-babe sexiness, there is something just a wee bit humourless about Angelina Jolie.
Loud, banal, empty, frenzied, plasticized, flavorless, drab, violent in a bloodless way and sexy in a sexless way.
In the department of numbing ineptitude, the pacing runs a neck-and-neck race with the dialogue.
So pandering and pebble-brained you'd guess it had been test-screened on barnyard animals.
Jolie's screen presence is so magnetic, and the aesthetics of the film are so true to the games, that it is almost impossible not to get carried away by it. [Full review in Spanish]
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is incredibly silly. So silly in fact, that you just have to respect it.
Some great action sequences, but not much else.
So inferior as art and entertainment.
How do you have a pitch perfect actress play the role and then offer no rewards for fans that have been waiting for this for years?
Even by video-game-movie standards, this is an arrogantly, almost smugly empty and incoherent mess.
Mindless plot-less action film for yours truly.
No one could fit into this role better than Angelina Jolie. Not only does it have a superbly selected cast, the action sequences are thrilling and best of all everything else in the movie distracts you entirely from the plot that although isnt that great is very, very imaginative.
Not so entertaining. Some pretty bad effects...and a not so interesting plot. Almost a 3 star...close but no cigar.
As a major fan of the video game and with a deep, unrelenting contempt for Angelina Jolie, this movie had a lot to prove to me and for the most part did. Witty and fast paced, I felt that it remained true to the character of Lara Croft and the franchise, even if I felt it was slightly moronic not to choose one of the many magical BRITISH actress' that could have played this role better than old fish face Jolie ever could.
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