Sunday, November 10, 2013

2001 - LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER - crap to watch on the treadmill

Lara Croft:  Tomb Raider is a little over 90 minutes long so that's about 3 / 30 minute workouts on the treadmill to make the time go faster during the morning workout.  The additional 10 minutes of running time is the fooling around part where you set up the speed of the treadmill and set the timer for the morning run.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as the video game character.  Jolie is kind of young in this film, she has big pouty lips and a padded bra.  Her face is hard looking because she is supposed to be a hard ass.  She has a very bad British accent.

This is basically Indiana Jones if Indiana Jones was a chick instead of Harrison Ford.  The big action pieces are rehashes of the Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade scenes involving a mix of science and fantasy.  One scene is lifted from Ray Harryhausen's The Golden Voyage of Sinbad which the director just ramped up with more frenzied action and special effects.  The bottom line, this film is very derivative but then what do you expect from a video game turned into a movie.

100 minutes

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