History Film / LaraCroftTombRaider

15th Jun '17 7:30:47 AM Saveelich
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A reboot is sheduled for 2018, it is simply titled ''Film/{{Tomb Raider|2018}}''.
31st May '17 2:34:46 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* AlternateContinuity: To the games, of course. (Of course, the games themselves have no less than [[ContinuityReboot three different continuities]], just to add to the confusion.)

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* AlternateContinuity: To the games, of course. (Of course, at this point the games themselves have no less than [[ContinuityReboot three different continuities]], just to add to the confusion.)
31st May '17 2:18:32 PM ChaoticNovelist
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The second film, ''Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life'', has Lara in search of PandorasBox. Evil scientist Jonathan Reiss ([[Creator/CiaranHinds Ciarán Hinds]]) seeks to weaponise the contents of Pandora's Box for biological warfare. Lara is paired with mercenary and former love interest Terry Sheridan (Creator/GerardButler), an ex-SAS man who betrayed the country and gets his chance to pay penance. While the first movie embraced its video game roots, the second attempts to insert a little actual drama and tries to take itself seriously as an action-adventure flick -- so seriously that some considered it not fun enough. It was also considerably more violent than the first film (which as noted above had actually received a family-friendly seal of approval).

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The second film, ''Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life'', has Lara in search of PandorasBox. Evil scientist Jonathan Reiss ([[Creator/CiaranHinds Ciarán Hinds]]) seeks to weaponise the contents of Pandora's Box for biological warfare. Lara is paired with mercenary and former love interest Terry Sheridan (Creator/GerardButler), an ex-SAS man who betrayed the country and gets his chance to pay penance. While the first movie embraced its video game roots, the second attempts to insert a little actual drama and tries to take itself seriously as an action-adventure flick -- so seriously that some considered it not fun enough. It was also considerably more violent than the first film (which as noted above had actually received a family-friendly seal of approval).\n



* BadassBookworm: Lara Croft, full stop. She actually does some of her fight training in her library.

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* BadassBookworm: Lara Croft, full stop. She actually Croft does some of her fight training in her library.



* AGodAmI: That's how Illuminati sees the power of time travel in the first film.



* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Pretty much everything to do with the planetary alignment in the first movie.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Pretty much everything Everything to do with the planetary alignment in the first movie.movie was made to serve the needs of the plot.
2nd Jan '17 12:09:01 AM jormis29
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* AncientArtifact: The Triangle of Light, which dates at least back to early Bronze Age.
* AncientConspiracy: For the first film [[TheIlluminati accept no substitute]]. The Illuminati are portrayed as an organisation old enough to be around when the previous planetary alignment happened.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** Real Life Designs the Costumes: The second film puts Lara in more outfits with longer sleeves. This was done because the makeup used to conceal Angelina Jolie's tattoos during the filming of the first film was not as effective as it was supposed to be.
** The scene in the first film where there is a large procession of Buddhist monks was not originally in the script. Simon West decided to shoot it because the monks just happened to be having their procession, and agreed to be filmed for the movie.
** The "duck boat" transports at the end of the first film were spotted on location, and the filmmakers requested to borrow them because they looked cool.



** Appears to carry over into the [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 2013 reboot]] as well, when Grim mentions Lara's father "Dicky Croft." VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider also seems to reference the first film with Lara continuing one of her father's expeditions after he was killed by the antagonists.

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** Appears to carry over into the [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 2013 reboot]] as well, when Grim mentions Lara's father "Dicky Croft." VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider'' also seems to reference the first film with Lara continuing one of her father's expeditions after he was killed by the antagonists.



%%* RuleOfCool: TheMovie.
* ScaryBlackMan: The leader of Powell's Mooks is tall, silent, and black.



* AncientConspiracy: The Illuminati are seeking the Triangle of Light, and the power it grants to control time. The film hints they've been seeking it for generations, with the artifact itself resembling the all-seeing eye that is part of the film Illuminati's symbology.

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* AncientArtifact: The Triangle of Light, which dates at least back to early Bronze Age.
* AncientConspiracy: [[TheIlluminati Accept no substitute]]. The Illuminati are seeking the Triangle of Light, and the power it grants to control time. The film hints they've been seeking it for generations, with the artifact itself resembling the all-seeing eye that is part of the film Illuminati's symbology.


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** The scene where there is a large procession of Buddhist monks was not originally in the script. Simon West decided to shoot it because the monks just happened to be having their procession, and agreed to be filmed for the movie.
** The "duck boat" transports at the end of the film were spotted on location, and the filmmakers requested to borrow them because they looked cool.
* ScaryBlackMan: The leader of Powell's Mooks is tall, silent, and black.


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: More like Real Life Designs the Costumes, this film puts Lara in more outfits with longer sleeves. This was done because the makeup used to conceal Angelina Jolie's tattoos during the filming of the first film was not as effective as it was supposed to be.
31st Dec '16 9:47:50 PM jormis29
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%%* ArtifactOfDeath: PandorasBox in the second film.

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%%* ArtifactOfDeath: PandorasBox in the second film.PandorasBox.



* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: The establishing character moment for the bioterrorist/scientist villain of the second movie, [[LargeHam Jonathan Reiss]], is him in a private jet with his clients. He [[BloodFromTheMouth poisons]] one who snitched on him to Interpol, intoning "this is the sound of a traitor dying" as he gurgles his last.

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: The establishing character moment for the bioterrorist/scientist villain of the second movie, villain, [[LargeHam Jonathan Reiss]], is him in a private jet with his clients. He [[BloodFromTheMouth poisons]] one who snitched on him to Interpol, intoning "this is the sound of a traitor dying" as he gurgles his last.



* TookALevelInBadass: Although she kicked ass and knocked off a few mooks in the first time, in this second movie, Lara acts more like a female James Bond with a licence to kill, leaving behind a high body count and outright [[ChekhovsGun warning]] Sheridan that she is perfectly capable and willing to kill him if necessary.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Although she kicked ass and knocked off a few mooks in the first time, in this second movie, Lara acts more like a female James Bond with a licence to kill, leaving behind a high body count and outright [[ChekhovsGun warning]] Sheridan that she is perfectly capable and willing to kill him if necessary.
10th Nov '16 2:23:28 PM Hjortron18
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Male Gaze: The Movie. There is enough fanservice thrown in to gather a... special PeripheryDemographic.

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Male Gaze: * MaleGaze: The Movie. There is enough fanservice thrown in to gather a... special PeripheryDemographic.



* TookALevelInBadass: Although she kicked ass and knocked off a few mooks in the first time, in this second movie, Lara acts more like a female James Bond with a licence to kill, leaving behind a high body count and outright [[ChekovsGun warning]] Sheridan that she is perfectly capable and willing to kill him if necessary.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Although she kicked ass and knocked off a few mooks in the first time, in this second movie, Lara acts more like a female James Bond with a licence to kill, leaving behind a high body count and outright [[ChekovsGun [[ChekhovsGun warning]] Sheridan that she is perfectly capable and willing to kill him if necessary.
1st Nov '16 12:29:22 PM ngh93
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* Action Girl: Lara Croft, tomboyish AdventurerArchaeologist able to stand her ground against any and all dangers. She's the only non-extra female character in both films, which makes her actions stand out even more.

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* Action Girl: ActionGirl: Lara Croft, tomboyish AdventurerArchaeologist able to stand her ground against any and all dangers. She's the only non-extra female character in both films, which makes her actions stand out even more.
17th Oct '16 2:12:11 PM Pysiewicz
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%%* ActionGirl

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%%* ActionGirl* Action Girl: Lara Croft, tomboyish AdventurerArchaeologist able to stand her ground against any and all dangers. She's the only non-extra female character in both films, which makes her actions stand out even more.



* AncientArtifact: The Triangle of Light, which dates at least back to early Bronze Age.
* AncientConspiracy: For the first film [[TheIlluminati accept no substitute]]. The Illuminati are portrayed as an organisation old enough to be around when the previous planetary alignment happened.
* ArtifactOfDeath: The Pandora's Box in the second film, treated as [[DoingInTheWizard a container for a superplague]].



%%* BraidsOfAction: Lara.
* CaliforniaDoubling:
** Iceland as Siberia in first film.
** Scotland as China for the Great Wall sequence in the second.

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%%* * BraidsOfAction: Lara.
* CaliforniaDoubling:
** Iceland as Siberia in first film.
** Scotland as China for
Lara is wearing her iconic braid most of the Great Wall sequence time, especially in the second.first film.



* DungeonCrawling: Both films are all about searching ancient sites for equally ancient artifacts.



%%* MaleGaze: TheMovie.
%%* MrFanservice: Alex West and Terry Sheridan.
%%* MsFanservice: Lara Croft, naturally.

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%%* MaleGaze: TheMovie.
%%*
Male Gaze: The Movie. There is enough fanservice thrown in to gather a... special PeripheryDemographic.
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MrFanservice: [[Creator/DanielCraig Alex West West]] and [[Creator/GerardButler Terry Sheridan.Sheridan]]. Both with ShirtlessScene
* MsFanservice: Lara Croft, naturally. The first film alone turned Creator/AngelinaJolie into a sex symbol.

%%* MsFanservice: * LettingHerHairDown: By the end of the first film Lara Croft, naturally.finally carries herself like a lady. Part of the new image is unbraided hair.



%%* RoleCalled

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%%* RoleCalled* RoleCalled: A notable case, since the game series was back then simply called "Tomb Raider". When Crystal Dynamics took the franchise over, [[ColonCancer they also added the "Lara Croft:" part into the title of their games]].



%%* ScaryBlackMan

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%%* ScaryBlackMan
* ScaryBlackMan: The leader of Powell's Mooks is tall, silent, and black.



%%* DungeonCrawling: Rather self-explanationary.



* MissingTrailerScene: "This is where I start to have fun."



%%* SceneryPorn: Cambodian part.

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%%* * SceneryPorn: The Cambodian part.part of the first film has long shots of ruins covered with lush vegetation.



%%* SmugSnake: Manfred Powell.
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}: Some of Lara's outfits.
%%* TempleOfDoom: The final site in Siberia.

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%%* * SmugSnake: Manfred Powell.
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}: Some
Powell is a cunning member of Lara's outfits.the Illuminati inner circle, scheming his way to the top [[spoiler: and not above killing his boss]].
%%* * {{Stripperiffic}}: Some of Lara's outfits barely cover her. The second film toned it down to make it easier for the make-up artist covering Jolie's tattoos.
*
TempleOfDoom: The final site in Siberia.Siberia from the first film is ruins of the temple originally hosting the Triangle of Light, with all the six-thousand-years-old mechanisms (and traps) still in working condition, if only a bit dusty.



%%* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens: The Triangle of Light.
* WickedCultured: Powell again. He speaks with a cultured British accent, has a ''massage'' in his camp in Cambodia, among other things.

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%%* * WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens: The Triangle of Light.
* WickedCultured: Powell again. He speaks is soft-spoken (with with a cultured British accent, accent), well-educated and mildly mannered and has a ''massage'' in his camp in Cambodia, among other things.
28th Jul '16 12:55:54 PM SuperKing93
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The first film, ''Lara Croft: Tomb Raider'', was released in 2001. Lara is off looking for the Triangle of Light, which TheIlluminati seek in order to control time. She has until the planetary alignment to do so, and has rival/love interest Alex West (Creator/DanielCraig) in her way. Despite having parenting reviews by several parenting critics, the movie version of "Tomb Raider" had earned The Dove Foundation's "Family-Approved" seal (as much as ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'', ''Film/NewYorkMinute'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', ''Film/TheAdventuresOfTintin'', ''Film/{{Sleepover}}'', ''Film/BridgeToTerabithia'', ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' (also released in 2001) and ''Film/NancyDrew'').

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The first film, ''Lara Croft: Tomb Raider'', was released in 2001. Lara is off looking for the Triangle of Light, which TheIlluminati seek in order to control time. She has until the planetary alignment to do so, and has rival/love interest Alex West (Creator/DanielCraig) in her way. Despite having parenting reviews by several parenting critics, the movie version of "Tomb Raider" had earned The Dove Foundation's "Family-Approved" seal (as much as ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'', ''Film/NewYorkMinute'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', ''Film/TheAdventuresOfTintin'', ''Film/{{Sleepover}}'', ''Film/BridgeToTerabithia'', ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' (also released in 2001) and ''Film/NancyDrew'').
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25th Jul '16 2:51:45 PM Atlantis1930
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Jonathan Reiss [[spoiler: is thrown into the acid that surrounds the cradle and is melted alive, screaming all the while.]]
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