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Better the second time around
When I first watches this movie, I’m not sure why I didn’t enjoy it. It could be just that I was in the wrong mood. However, I did find the movie lacking a convincing villain challenging enough to make you root for the heroine. Indiana Jones had a good villain, Jackie Chan movies always pit him against the odds – that’s what makes for good action. In Tomb Raider, not only is it clear to everyone that Lara Croft is greater than the villains by a long shot, worse still – she joins forces with them! This creates a confusing scenario where natural sympathies for the main character get thrown out the window.
However when I watched it the second time, this time without any preconceived notions and fully expecting the lack of exciting odds, I really enjoyed it for what it is – a visually appealing film with some thrilling stunts and action scenes. The fact that Angelina did her own stunts adds to the enjoyability of the key action scenes, all of which are artfully conceived and executed.
I realize many people toast this movie, but watch the movie for what it offers – some unique and stylish action. The heroine certainly does some nifty tricks that we’ve never seen on the big screen before, let alone from a female character.
Some good action in a light fluff piece
A fairly middling big-budget blockbuster, neither bad enough to be unwatchable or good enough to be re-watchable, this movie wastes a starry cast (most of whom are wasted in nothing roles – as per usual) and one spectacular set-piece in favour of a deeply confused script and far too much flashy location work, when perhaps a little bit more realism and intelligence wouldn’t have gone amiss. Sadly, intelligence is somewhat lacking in Hollywood these days by the looks of things, so TOMB RAIDER is happy to rehash cold plot ideas from Indiana Jones and intersperse them with silly MTV-style scenes of action all set to a loud, thumping techno soundtrack.
For those who’ve been living on a mountain top for the past decade, Tomb Raider was originally a pretty cool computer game, one of many in the post-Doom crowd. The idea was that you controlled explorer Lara Croft and explored many temples, mountains, secret underground lairs and countryside in search of untold treasures. Now, I’ve actually only played the original game a couple of years ago (and none of the sequels), but I enjoyed it for what it was. Has TOMB RAIDER the movie transferred the game’s feel to the movies? I’d answer no. While it certainly looks impressive, the “feel” of the film is just wrong, especially those impossible-to-reproduce action sequences which seem to have been inspired by THE MATRIX – they’re just out of place totally with the game’s more simplistic style of action.
I had been led to believe that this was an action-packed movie, perhaps similar to THE MUMMY or other blockbusters of recent years, but instead I find a plot-laden film with three large action set-pieces in it. The first comes as an SAS-style team grapple into Croft’s country mansion to lay waste to her furniture and attempt to retrieve a priceless artefact. Here we get to watch Croft fly round and round on elastic ropes and do all sorts of impossible moves. The second action sequence takes place in an abandoned South American temple where half of a triangle (or some such nonsense) needs to be discovered. This one scene – which probably lasts for fifteen minutes max – I totally enjoyed, and more of later. The final action comes at the film’s end, taking place in the icy wastes of the north, as both Croft and the Illuminati discover a giant mechanism in a hidden cavern. Sadly, this ending is a huge letdown, despite the cool planetary system which spins around and kills people. Here, the film becomes briefly embarrassing (as Croft and her nemesis enter a virtual reality-style world) and has a cop-out ending where time is stopped, allowing Croft to change the future and save the life of her ex-boyfriend. Sounds confusing? It is.
Taking the lead as Lara Croft is the much-talked about Angelina Jolie. While Jolie looks fitting for the part and has her British accent down to a tee, she plays the whole thing in an over-the-top tongue in cheek manner, and is far too playful. Somehow, her character is hollow – ironically the sprite which plays Croft in the computer game has more personality. Iain Glen is the typical black-suited bad guy and reminded me too much of Andrew Divoff in this movie. Daniel Craig – who I last saw in a BBC drama – is the blonde, boring muscular boyfriend and doesn’t really do much except highlight the film’s role reversal of stereotypical male-female action roles, as he ends up playing the “damsel in distress” part. Jon Voight – Jolie’s real life father – appears in flashbacks as Richard Croft, her screen father as well. Also popping up are both Leslie Phillips and Chris Barrie in surprisingly straight (well, as straight as can be for Barrie) turns as a professor and the butler respectively. And in case you’re wondering whom the face of the grizzled Illuminati leader belongs to, it’s none other than Richard Johnson! Amazingly he still appears to be going strong although he must be incredibly old by now.
The one scene I thoroughly enjoyed in the film consists of Jolie and her pals engaging in some action with an ancient mechanism in a ruined temple – so far, so good, you may think. After retrieving the piece of the puzzle they came to get, the temple’s safety system locks in by bringing a number of stone statues to life. Thus ensues much shooting and battle between humans and rock monsters. Now, I have to say that the CGI that animated these creatures impressed me totally, as they very nearly looked real instead of the badly-created sprites that I’m used to in CGI. If this wasn’t enough, the end of the scene is simply breathtaking – as Jolie turns to leave, a huge statue of an ancient God (Kali perhaps?) rises into the air to attack. I haven’t been this impressed since Harryhausen’s Talos creation in JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, with which it shares many similarities, and the effects are seamless. In fact this whole moment is literally breath-taking. It’s just a shame the whole movie couldn’t have been like this.
Otherwise, what we have is a clichéd plot and characters doing things in some international locations. Lots of beautiful backdrops and beautiful people, you know the routine. I was just looking for something substantial. Saying that, TOMB RAIDER is nonetheless a crowd-pleasing film which really must be seen in the cinema (or at least on a large screen television) to get the full effect of the occasionally awesome scenery. Let’s hope the inevitable sequels improve upon the concept, although somehow I doubt they will.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Simon West
Writer Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb, Michael Colleary
Actors Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen
Country United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany
Awards 4 wins & 21 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby, SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,860 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2018 remaster), Dolby Vision, Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)