Angelina Jolie really is Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, or so it would seem as she rises to the challenge presented to her in her latest film. I am by no means a Jolie fan. I wonder if she’s even a real person because she does so much to propagate her image, but I can’t deny how well she is suited to this role. Keep in mind that it’s adapted from a video game character. Enough said.
Croft is out to save the world. She’s on a mission to find the two halves of an ancient triangle buried on this expansive earth. Whoever finds them will of course hold the future of humanity in their hands. The whole story is very long and drawn out, but explaining it is a waste of time because the film gives you absolutely no reason to care about what might happen. I think what I watched was essentially a visual spectacle meant to showcase Jolie’s body and some pretty serious action sequences. The problem with this movie began before I even walked in and sat down. There was so much hype attached to it that I was expecting to be blown away, but the fact is that I wasn’t, not at all.
To her credit, Jolie offers a solid performance with what she was given in this role, but the movie drags on at times, so much that I began to wonder if it was worth seeing if she found the pieces and saved humanity.
As far as I’m concerned, it didn’t matter who got to the artifact first. I think you’d have to be a fan of Jolie, action films, and the game this one was torn from if you were actually going to enjoy Tomb Raider.
+ alissa shugats