MovieAddict - wrote on 04/07/12
Angelina Jolie reprises her role as that hellcat archaeologist and video-game vixen in "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." This is a popcorn flick, and somewhere between diving in a skintight silver wetsuit and riding side-saddle on her English country estate archeologist Lara Croft learns that a shining golden globe – which she had in her possession, then lost is actually a map to the mysterious Cradle of Life where the famous Pandora's Box is said to be hidden.
And thus begins the race to find "The Cradle of Life" and ”Pandora’s Box” before the baddies get hold of it and use it to take over the world. Yes, it’s a lame rip-off of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' with a hot-chick in the lead role, but for all her hotness, she isn't nearly as watchable as Harrison Ford.
To help her she entices an old flame named Gerard (Terry Butler), and together the dynamic duo travel all the way from Hong Kong to Africa in their attempt to recover the globe and unlock its secrets. Gerard Butler is impressive as a mercenary blackmailed into assisting Lara. And, of course, we have Djimon Hounsou, along for a thrill ride.
The plot will not make a lick of sense, but who cares? It is just fun so if you're looking for two hours of sheer, enjoyable nonsense this is the way to go!