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joeydaninja
07-23-03, 01:22 PM
I just saw Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life.

It wasn't so bad, to my great surprise. I expected nothing but *****, after the Haunting. Seems like Jan de Bont had fun with this one. Much, much better than what Simon West did with the first one.

Considering this is the guy that directed Speed and Twister, I guess he is a competent popcorn action director.

RichC2
07-23-03, 01:31 PM
I figured TR2 would be an okay movie with cool action scenes... action scenes seem to be the one thing Jan De Bont can pull off well.

Would you recommend seeing it?

audrey
07-23-03, 01:44 PM
I HATED the first one. But the trailer for 2 looks good, so I'm gonna catch a cheap show to minimize the downside.

joeydaninja
07-23-03, 01:44 PM
hmmm, well there were some dragging parts, but the story was more well thought out than the stories of most of the action movies this summer.

jan de bont was able to capture the spirit of Tomb Raider more than the previous director.

and he didn't have to resort to MTV style shots just because it is de rigeur in action movies these days. he shot it in a more classic 80's style, which is where he is stronger anyhow.

but yeah, if you're an action fan, i'd recommend it.

but please take note, I liked the Daredevil movie and The Hulk movie and didn't like Spiderman. Just to give you a gauge of my personal tastes

RichC2
07-23-03, 01:50 PM
but please take note, I liked the Daredevil movie and The Hulk movie and didn't like Spiderman. Just to give you a gauge of my personal tastes

Cool.. I enjoyed Daredevil (despite the fact it's really..really poorly made), really liked The Hulk.. and thought Spider-man was completely boring.

Will just see it when I've got nothing to do.

joeydaninja
07-23-03, 02:02 PM
kewl, hahaha. funny you liked Daredevil even if you found it to be poorly made. did you like it for the camp of it?

RichC2
07-23-03, 02:07 PM
I actually dunno what I liked about Daredevil, some of the scenes were embarassingly bad, but it was just entertaining.

That and the dark atmosphere didn't hurt :D Maybe it was the camp factor and I just don't realize it yet hehe.

Kal-El
07-23-03, 02:07 PM
I was planning on seeing this anyway. Thanks for the mini-review!

joeydaninja
07-23-03, 02:11 PM
hahaha, good to like a movie coz you simply found it entertaining. it is one of the best gauges of a movie if it is worth watching.

and, my pleasure, kal jedi :D

theneobez
07-23-03, 02:47 PM
I'm planning on seeing this, I hope de Bont still has it in him to make a good flick. The only film of his that I really liked was Speed. Well, I'll see how this is on Friday.

moocher
07-23-03, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by joeydaninja
but please take note, I liked the Daredevil movie and The Hulk movie and didn't like Spiderman. Just to give you a gauge of my personal tastes

Uh oh. TR2 might not be my cup of tea :).

KillaBeez
07-23-03, 04:16 PM
I will see this for sure. I seen the first 1 and liked it. I bet the 2nd one will be even better then first.

I didnt like Spider Man either but thats probley do to the fact that Tobey Maquire is a horrible actor and way too thin to play spider man.

jdpatri
07-23-03, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by KillaBeez

I didnt like Spider Man either but thats probley do to the fact that Tobey Maquire is a horrible actor and way too thin to play spider man.

:hscratch:

I didn't particularly care for it but I can't say it was for any of the above reasons.

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back on topic...

I have a hard time believing that TR2 couldn't be better than the first one. I think I might have enjoyed Judge Dredd more than the first one.