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Film: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
aka: Tomb Raider

Two live-action films based on the Tomb Raider video game franchise, starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft.

The first film, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, was released in 2001. Lara is off looking for the Triangle of Light, which the Illuminati seek in order to control time. She has until the planetary alignment to do so, and has rival/love interest Alex West (Daniel Craig) in her way.

The second film, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, has Lara in search of Pandora's Box. Evil scientist Jonathan Reiss (Ciaran Hinds) seeks to weaponise the contents of Pandora's Box for biological warfare. Lara is paired with mercenary and former love interest Terry Sheridan (Gerard Butler), 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.


These films provide examples of:


House of the Dead II: Dead AimVideo Game MoviesMax Payne
Game Boy ColorFranchise/Tomb RaiderRevisioned: Tomb Raider Animated Series
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The BeginningFilms Of The 2000s-FranchisesTracy Moore Productions

alternative title(s): Tomb Raider; Lara Croft Tomb Raider The Cradle Of Life
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