Film Hick: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life (2003)
Directed by Jan De Bont. Starring Angelina Jolie; Ciaran Hinds; Noah Taylor; Gerard Butler. Cert: 12. Running Time: 113 Mins Approx.
Well, what to say? It is not really a film, just a reason to keep stuntmen and stunt co-ordinators in work, and it does that fine. Jan De Bont is a perfect director to have on board then? Well he makes a better go of this than he did Speed 2. The cast here know what is expected of them and it isn’t much. It is like a series of levels in a computer game that seem barely connected except for the fact that you have to get through them to get to the next one. And the prize? A terrifying lava lamp. It uses all the same dynamics as the last film. It doesn’t push the envelope, it isn’t bigger or better. It’s only better in the sense that you may have expected much worse. It gets from A to B and you don’t have t have an embolism to get there – it’s no Sherlock Holmes mystery. Mildly enjoyable popcorn for playstation addicts.