So after Simon West didn't direct the Tomb Raider sequel, out comes Jan De Bont to direct it. If this is the same director that only did Speed, I would've been fine with it, but it's also from the same director as Speed 2, the remake of The Haunting, and the disappointing, but visually dazzling, Twister. So I wasn't expecting much from it and thought that it was going to be just as bad as the first movie. While Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life is better than Speed 2 and The Haunting, and is actually a bit of an improvement from the first one, but it's an all right film. The acting is good, and Angelina Jolie still does a great job as Laura Croft. The plot is not much better and is like the first movie. The effects sometimes look impressive, and sometimes look either off, or silly. There's humor in it which would actually help the film, but all the jokes were just flat and unfunny. The action sequences are great in it, and is actually better than the first movie. The coolest part of the movie, is the last 30 minutes where it gets dark which in a surprise twist, got me even more interested and wanted more of that. Overall, it doesn't disrespect the Tomb Raider games, although there were some moments that were a bit bothersome to me, but it's more or less the same stuff you seen before, and it could've been better.