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Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Reviews

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May 16, 2018
Like everything, We took this for granted way too much without appreciating what matters in life.
March 30, 2018
When the mythical Pandora's Box ends up getting stolen by the ruthless bio-weapons designer Jonathan Reiss (Ciaran Hinds), Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie), along with a former marine-turned criminal named Terry Sheridan (Gerard Butler) are both assigned to retrive the artifact before it's powers can be unleashed...

Although the first film ended up as one of the better examples of the forever-doomed video-game movie adaptations out there, Jan De Bont's sequel suffers so much in terms of narrative stutucture and the editing is so bad, even MTV music videos were easier to anaylse than this.

Angelina Jolie still manages to shine as Lara Croft, some of the action set-peices are well done and Alan Silvestri gives a better, more memorable score than the first film's forgettable soundtrack. However, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life is an overall dull adventure that is better off buried and left in the Sands of Time for all eternity.
March 25, 2018
An All - Star cast can't help this film from being a boring and dull wannabe adventure movie.
March 15, 2018
The editing and pacing are much better than the first, although that doesn't make the film better; still laughably entertaining.
February 5, 2018
same formula as the first, but a better movie, again great sets, Jolie is a great Croft, but again the two suffer from a plot that is hard to follow and doesn't make much sense and its hard to connect with the characters, just an action flick.
February 2, 2018
re-watch 11.6.17 Definite re-watch.
½ November 11, 2017
Missed the mark, but I still enjoyed it
Super Reviewer
½ September 20, 2017
A good sequel to the first, It was better in some ways and not as good in others compared to the first, Jolie plays Lara brilliant again and the screen connection with Butler was believable, The action good even if it was silly at times, Story same old predictable tale, Worth watching if a fan of the first film or the games.
½ September 10, 2017
This sequel certainly had the director it needed to make this a more fanatical and legendary tale. The action sequences were great, the world travel was well worth the watch and Angelina Jolie played her role responsibly, but some scenes at times were too exaggerated, more wire scenes and the plot seemed somewhat untold.
½ March 25, 2017
pretty unwatchable. a evil company wants to exterminate all life on earth opening the pandora box because they believed they can find the cure once the pure death its released...
½ January 31, 2017
A worthy, bigger, exciting sequel slightly let down by a rather unremarkable finale. Perhaps a little too long but the action sequences, great cast and well chosen villain make it worth your time.
January 14, 2017
2017-01-14 better than expected. GB is still a jerk.
November 24, 2016
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.
½ November 18, 2016
Intelligent but unintelligent. Brainy by brainless. Parts of this film are very clever in a strange unconventional kind of way but there are so many outlandish, offbeat scenes that don't make sense. Like the beginning where she rides a shark and then gets taken out of the sea by a submarine. Most action scenes are very unrealistic and many of the lines are corny but there is no denying how fun and entertaining this film is just like the first one, and I did like Gerard Butler accompanying Angelina Jolie, who was kicking more ass.
½ November 7, 2016
Sympa mais memes defauts que le 1er. On se retrouve avec une histoire un peu nunuche et une fin baclee.
October 14, 2016
Tomb Raider almost without any tombs. And that's not even the worst problem this film has. While the first film was at the very least watchable, this one isn't. It's too long, the story make absolutely no sense, the pacing is weird, ... It's just so boring and definietly one of the worst film experiences for me. The only plus I will give this film is the soundtrack that reminded me of the Tomb Raider: Legend game and that's it.
September 3, 2016
Could escape the destiny of being a sequel. The prequel was not that good either.
August 20, 2016
Angelina was still en fuego back then but that's literally the only thing going for this dud. Boo Netflix.
½ June 25, 2016
The action scenes were entertaining, but ridiculously unrealistic. Angelina Jolie's acting wasn't great. The plot is simple but easy to follow and kind of stupid. I don't recommend the movie
½ June 23, 2016
A lazy and unnecessary sequel. The action is insanely choreographed and the story is super weird.
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