TombRaider Movie 

Review by Micheal Meyer

Lara Croft is one of this summer's smash hits for young teenagers. For the guys it appeals to lust, action and violence and to the girls a new role model. Move over Barbie for Lara Croft is here. Lara is a modern day Barbie with the fighting resources of Batman and adventurous archaeology spirit of Indiana Jones mixed with a bit of mysticism to make H.P. Lovecraft proud. Lara is the teenage girl idol for today. She is intelligent, wise, athletic, beautiful, adventurous, rich, independent, team player, loving, flirtatious, caring and with a sense of humor.

There is something for everyone in this action adventure movie. You will love how she adapts to her new environments whether in Cambodia or Iceland conversing fluently and reuniting with old acquaintances. Although there are many wonderful scenes throughout the movie, my favorites included Angelina Jolie raiding a make shift tomb guarded by a monstrous robot. Then later when her mansion is attacked by Illuminati storm troopers Chris Barrie of Red Dwarf fame, playing the butler Hillary, locks and loads in his slippers. During this action scene Angelina Jolie is magnificent tempering the grace of an acrobatic ballerina attached to a vaulted ceiling via bungee cords and a heightened sense killer when attacked.

Most important aside from all the action scenes is Lara's personal quest to solve unanswered questions in her life and reestablish a severed link from her past. Despite all her physical prowess and extroverted nature at heart she is Daddy's little girl seeking to uncover his mysteries from the past and bring them closer together. This bit of sentiment separates the movie from some of the more base action films and raises it to a higher level. I recommend it as a fun summer movie for everyone to enjoy and come away feeling a stronger.


Angelina Jolie plays the lead role in Lara Croft, Tomb Raider

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