September 05, 2003
Tomb Raider: The Bag of Shite

I saw Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life yesterday. What can I say? Plus points - Angelina Jolie looks great in a vest. Minus points - everything else.

I must admit, I quite enjoyed the first one. It was good fun in a leave-your-brain-at-home sort of a way.

But this one was just terrible.

Update: You want examples of why it was so bad. OK, so, partway through the film, Lara manages to make this globe thing show her the location of Pandora's Box. It flashes up images for about five seconds. Lara says "It's in Africa", and ten minutes later she's found the bloody place. Small place, Africa, obviously.

Well, at least she'd seen the mountain. The villain managed to find the place just having overheard Lara say that it was in Africa.

Having found the place, she then talks to a native tribe to find out about the valley into which she will be travelling. The natives talk to her interpreter, the interpreter translates into English for her, and she replies to the tribesman in English, which they have no trouble comprehending.

Posted to Apropos of nothing by Simon Brunning at September 05, 2003 11:02 AM
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