Sunday, June 24, 2001

Tomb Raider

Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. She wouldn't have been my first pick for the part, but she is great in the movie. Filled with special effects, the movie rocks right along, with only a semblance of a plot. But that's OK. The point here is that we can see Lara doing her thing in real life just as in the famous series of Playstation games.

Try to see the movie in a theatre with good sound since there is a lot of action with excellent high fidelity sound effects. The beginning of the movie is probably the best part, as Lara tests her mettle against a robotic adversary in the tradition of the X-Men's Danger Room. Good stuff. Also of interest is a bit part by Jon Voight, Angelina Jolie's real-life father, playing Lara Croft's father.

Tomb Raider won't turn out to be the best movie of the Summer of 2001, but it's a great summertime diversion.

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