Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life movie is the second film of the Tomb Raider series and directed by Jan de Bont, and written by Dean Georgaris. Music was composed by Alan Silvestri . The Mutual Film Company company produced the movie and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The
original release is scheduled for July 21, 2003 and the regular theatrical release was in July 25, 2003.. The film has a
budget of $95 Million. After the opening weekend, the movie made $21,783,641 in the U.S. at 3222 screens. The film had a world wide box office gross profit of $156,505,388.
DVD Release The U.S. DVD release was in November 18, 2003 as either a Special Edition and Full Screen versions. Special features in the Special Edition include six deleted scenes with an alternate ending, Gerard Butler's screen test, five featurettes of Jolie's personal training for the film, a music video by Korn and The Davey Brothers, and theatrical website archive (DVD-ROM). The Blu-ray release was in May 13, 2008.
Plot The intrepid British adventurer, Lara Croft ( Angelina Jolie), makes her return with the task of finding the legendary Pandora's Box. A mystical orb she finds is the key to her search and sends her on a world journey to keep this legendary artifact out of the wrong hands. The orb is stolen by Jonathan Reiss ( Ciarán Hinds), a scientist turned terrorist, who wants Pandroa's Box to develop it's secret into a biological weapon and sell to the highest bidders.To help her regain her prize, Lara needs the help of a former flame and former member of the Royal Marines, Terry Sheridan ( Gerard Butler ); but he is far from being completely trustworthy.
Points of Interest
- In the film, Lara Croft punches a shark under water. This continues a theme of Lara's killing of animals that is frequent in video games.
- As Jolie is kissing Butler, a piece of tape can be seen holding the towel wrapped around her body in place.