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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider The Cradle of Life

Old 08-04-03, 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by Jack Straw
Loved the part where she cuts herself to attract the shark and then proceeds to slug it in the nose as it is about to devour her. The shark becomes disoriented and slightly cowers. She then climbs on the shark's back and rides it to safety holding on to its fin.
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Old 08-04-03, 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by El-Kabong
Hey, hey HEY - how about some SPOILER tags here, buddy! Sheesh!

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If you didn't want to read possible spoilers, what are you doing in this thread? I thought that it was implied that reviews would have possible spoilers. Or maybe not. I don't come into this forum too much.

Anyway, I thought the movie was okay. Nothing special. Angelina Jolie is hot. Some cool stunt scenes. The plot sucked.

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Jumping off the building was cool. The monsters were dumb. Hitting the shark in the nose was dumb. Some other dumb parts. The beginning of the movie was Angelina in her bikini-type outfit was hot.


If you haven't seen it already, I'd recommend waiting for it to come out on DVD and renting it.

Edited to add: I just saw the sticky about using spoilers. Guess I was wrong.

Old 08-04-03, 05:37 PM
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I saw this last week... and it really IS boring. It IS better than the first one, but I think in its attempts to be less silly it plays things a little TOO safe. A lot of fights, chases, shootouts, daring stunts, etc. but none of it is all that exciting. I just never felt like Lara was in any real danger, so the suspense is gone. The bad guys weren't menacing enough. The adventure aspect is mostly gone, what's left feels like a rejected 007 script. On a positive note, Angelina admirably gives it her all. She keeps you awake, at least. It's not really bad... it's just not much of anything.
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Finally saw it - I give it **1/2 out of *****. It was better than the first one and Angelina looked much better, imo. She was fantastic, given what she had to work w/. Yeah this movie could have been done a little better, particularly some of the cinematography, which looked pretty bad in parts of the movie, imo. I did like some of the stuntwork/fight scenes - nothing too special, but if they were shot differently it might have made them better.

Again - Angelina was great, but they needed more geek and butler. To give is some perspective - it was a lot better than League of Craptacular Gentlemen.

And the preview for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was excellent. I can't wait for that one.
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all these reviews here and there saying this was better than the first - puleeze. As an action-film director, Jan De Bont doesn't cut it (didn't he learn from "Speed 2" - no scene came close to the great original fight scene in the first film where Laura is fighting various bad guys from a bungee cord in the chateau/castle thing a ma jig.
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Originally posted by Giles
all these reviews here and there saying this was better than the first - puleeze. As an action-film director, Jan De Bont doesn't cut it (didn't he learn from "Speed 2" - no scene came close to the great original fight scene in the first film where Laura is fighting various bad guys from a bungee cord in the chateau/castle thing a ma jig.
Overall, I did think the second was better than the first, but I will agree that fight scene in the Croft Mansion was the best fight scene in either film.
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watched a dvd screener, not bad i reckon, well worth the price
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Saw it a couple weeks ago, worst movie of 2003 by far -- if it was a free matinee I would've liked it a bit more.

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the only positive thing I can say about TR2 is that I cant wait to see Gerard Butler as the 'Phantom' in "Phantom of the Opera" next year - can he sing (??) hope he can surprise me.

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