Cinema surveillance images are loading at the bottom of the page

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, Noah Taylor, Simon West

Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) was born into wealth and groomed at the most elite schools. She travels to dangerous and mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires. She speaks numerous languages, is highly trained for combat and answers to no-one, obeying only a desire for adventure.

But now she must face her greatest challenge yet: to find two halves of an ancient artefact buried in space and time. To possess it means ultimate power for its possessor. But to get there, she must first take on a powerful and dangerous secret society. 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 in history.

Theatrical propaganda posters

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider imageLara Croft: Tomb Raider imageLara Croft: Tomb Raider image

Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film action adventure game tomb raider treasure

Persons of interest

  • Angelina Jolie .... Lara Croft
  • Jon Voight .... Lord Richard Croft
  • Iain Glen .... Manfred Powell
  • Noah Taylor .... Bryce
  • Daniel Craig .... Alex West
  • Chris Barrie .... Hillary
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt .... Mr Pimms
  • Leslie Phillips .... Wilson
  • Robert Phillips .... Julius
  • Rachel Appleton .... Young Lara
  • Sara B Cooper .... Storywriter
  • Mike Werb .... Storywriter
  • Michael Colleary .... Storywriter
  • Patrick Massett .... Screenwriter
  • John Zinman .... Screenwriter
  • Simon West .... Screenwriter
  • Simon West .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Lara Croft: Boob Raider.

Now, you all know that Lara of the game has a body that's as anatomically incorrect as a Barbie doll. Lara was even the inspiration for Borg drone Seven of nine on Star trek: Voyager, enhancements and all. In this first ever film version, Lara is as profound as any of the others. So profound, in fact, that in one scene her boobs are lop-sided. Oops!

And don't go saying that I have a breast fixation because the character was designed to appeal to teenage boys who wanted to shoot things. So there.

Anyhoo, what you are given here is a typical action film (running around, exotic locations, hand-to-hand combat) with the major change being that the sexy character is also the main character, as opposed to a side-kick, victim or enemy. There's also room for some beauty in a scene where Lara dances to a movement from Johann Sebastian Bach's Piano concerto in F minor, suspended by bungy cords and as graceful as any old dying swan. Fortunately you don't have to suffer long as the baddies break into her house and she takes out half a dozen without breaking a sweat.

Grace, beauty and deadly power. What more could you ask for?

PS: Why does Lara have to have an off-again, off-again relationship with Alex? Can't she just be her own woman? Can't she respect life for its own sake? Why does Hollywood have to throw romance into the works? Or is it because the script wasn't hitting enough demographic targets?

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio and Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Dolby Surround; French Dolby Surround
  • Subtitles: English
  • Digging into Tomb Raider - interviews with Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Simon West and more
  • Crafting Lara Croft - Angelina's training program
  • The stunts of Tomb Raider - Behind-the-scenes
  • Visual effects of Tomb Raider - Behind-the-scenes
  • Are you game? - history of the game
  • 4 Deleted scenes
  • Commentary by Simon West
  • Elevation: Tomb Raider mix - music video by U2
  • Alternate main title sequence
  • DVD-ROM:
    • Tomb Raider timeline
    • Tomb Raider chronicles game demo (3-game levels)
    • Web site archive (includes extended picture gallery)
    • Exclusive Tomb Raider web site

Media intelligence (VHS)

  • Digging into Tomb Raider - interviews with Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Simon West and more

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

100 minutes (1:40 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 21 June 2001
DVD rental: 14 December 2001
DVD retail: 12 April 2002
VHS retail: 12 April 2002

Cinema surveillance images

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider imageLara Croft: Tomb Raider imageLara Croft: Tomb Raider imageLara Croft: Tomb Raider imageLara Croft: Tomb Raider imageLara Croft: Tomb Raider image

[ Return to top ]