release year: 2001
viewing setting: home DVD, 11/25/01
synopsis: Chesty adventuress tries to recover ancient artifact before the bad guys.
impressions: I do not play Tomb Raider video games. I know nothing about them beyond watching my ex-roommate scream at them for hours on end. I rented this movie to see cheesy, mindless action - and I was not disappointed. What we have here is a thin plot that serves to get the heroine from one escapade to the next. The action sequences are fast-moving and impressive, the ancient tombs well-crafted. That's about all there is to say about this movie, so I'll stop.
things to watch for: Angelina Jolie's breasts, which must have been wrapped tightly indeed to not bounce around more given her activity level in this movie.
acting: There is no denying it: Angelina Jolie IS Lara Croft...for whatever that's worth.
final word: Entertaining, though seeing it once seemed to be enough for me.
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