TOMB RAIDER MOVIE
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ June 15th 2001 ]
Pictures $100m Lara Croft Tomb Raider motion picture
has released across the United States this morning
and immediately received a mixed bag of reviews
from information carriers across the web. A small
selection is featured below, to be joined shortly
by our own exclusive movie review and media giveaway.
Raider movie review - Alysum ..."If all goes
well at the box office, her role as the female
Indiana Jones will surely carry over into a sequel
Raider movie review - Houston Chronicle ..."Someone
should conduct a study of the health effects of
long-term exposure. See summer films such as Tomb
Raider, Swordfish and Pearl Harbor over and over
again, as young people are wont to do, and your
mind is liable to atrophy from lack of use."
Raider movie review - Meta Critic ..."The
fate of mankind rests in the hands of one Lara
Croft, a twenty-first century heroine inspired
by the most popular interactive video character
Raider movie review - CNN ..."Prepare yourself
to be fairly underwhelmed by Tomb Raider. The
movie's violence is metallic and fast moving,
but there's not as much of it as you've come to
Raider movie review - Washington Post ..."Lara
Croft comes from a rich background, is highly
educated, speaks a ton of languages and can fight
with the biggest and best of 'em. Her thing is
finding long-lost tombs and uncovering artifacts
from long-lost empires."
Raider movie review - Screen IT ..."An adventurous,
tomb-raiding woman sets out to find two missing
pieces of an ancient artifact that could give
a villain ultimate power over time."
Raider movie review - New York Times ..."Lara
Croft: Tomb Raider is a franchise, just like Taco
Bell. That chain has advertising tie-ins with
this movie, which is about as memorable as one
of its cheese quesadillas."
Raider movie review - Gamers ..."This latest
attempt at a video game movie is getting mostly
bad reviews, with complaints of it having no real
Raider movie review - Film Force ..."Angelina
Jolie stars in an astoundingly-lame cinematic
adaptation of Eidos & Core's video game franchise."
Raider movie review - The Baltimore Sun ..."Director
Simon West and his five credited writers seem
content to let "Tomb Raider" ride its adrenaline
rush straight into audiences' hearts. And it just
might; it's too bad that visceral thrills are
all this movie has to offer."
Raider movie review - LA Times ..."Tomb Raider's"special
effects must have cost a lot, but the film lacks
the thrills one might expect."
Raider movie review - The Chigaco Times ...""Lara
Croft Tomb Raider" elevates goofiness to an art
form. Here is a movie so monumentally silly, yet
so wondrous to look at, that only a churl could
Raider movie review - The New York Post ..."LARA
CROFT: Tomb Raider, with Angelina Jolie sporting
a fake British accent and even phonier hooters
as the eponymous video-game heroine, is a tedious
bore that deserves early entombment."
Raider movie review - E Online! ..."We think
you're better off playing the videogame--at least
there the characters don't speak."
Raider movie review - Mr Showbiz ..."The fact
she is almost too good for anyone and never gets
a scratch or in real danger makes the movie a
Raider movie review - Reel ..."There's little
doubt Angelina Jolie was born to be an action
star ó just not in this movie."
Raider movie review - IF Magazine ..."It may
be damning LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER with faint
praise to say itís the greatest movie ever based
on a videogame. After all, the legacy of films
like MORTAL COMBAT, STREET FIGHTER, and SUPER
MARIO BROTHERS is a shameful one indeed."
Raider movie review - Cinema Confidential
..."Could Tomb Raider be an embarassment ? While
it's still too early to tell, many of the first
reviews being posted are trashing the picture.
Take the rest of this article to be speculation
and rumors, but nothing more"
Raider movie review - Guerila Film ..."Simon
West's Tomb Raider is not your ordinary film,
so I wont be giving it an ordinary review, It
is a highly visual movie, with a few inane quotes
along the way; So my review of Tomb Raider will
be highly visual and contain a few quotes along
Raider movie review - Aint It Cool News ..."TOMB
RAIDER is a classic example of complete ignorance
in action and serial storytelling."
Raider movie review - MSNBC ..."The phenomenon
of Lara Croft was never really directed at me,
a woman in her late 30s. I donít need guns or
an action figure with guns to get a tutorial on
Raider movie review - USA Today ..."At first
glance, it may look like there is no hanky-panky,
virtual or otherwise, in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider."
Raider movie review - Film Threat ..."Nearly
$100 million was spent to make things blow up
and fill the screen with loads of fancy special
effects, but all anyone talked about at length
when walking out of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is
something anyone can figure out after shelling
out a couple of bucks on a video rental of Gia"
Raider movie review - Sliced Wire ..." Perfect
casting of Angelina Jolie can't keep Lara Croft's
live-action debut from landing flat on its face."
Raider movie review - Apollo Guide ..."The
villainous Powell might have been talking about
this whole dull movie, and not just the Illuminatiís
endless speachifying, when he comments before
the gunfire starts near the filmís uninspired
climax, Enough of this twaddle. Twaddle it is."