Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is the title of the first movie. Mutual Film Company and Paramount Pictures released it in 2001. The movie came to cinemas on June 15th.

Simon West was the director. The story was written by Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb and Michael Colleary. Patrick Massett and John Zinman wrote the Screenplay.

The movie has an approximate length of 97 minutes.


Lara holding one half of the Triangle

Lara Croft finds a clock hidden in the Mansion by her father. Hidden inside she finds the All-Seeing Eye. Just in time for the Planetary Alignment she sets out to seek two halves of an artefact, the Triangle of Light. The clock she's just discovered is the key to finding them. A secret society, the Illuminati, also want to get their hand on the artefact. It's a race against time.


Lara in Sibera
Angelina Jolie .... Lara Croft
Jon Voight .... Lord Croft
Iain Glen .... Manfred Powell
Noah Taylor .... Bryce
Daniel Craig .... Alex West
Richard Johnson .... Distinguished Gentleman
Chris Barrie .... Hillary
Julian Rhind-Tutt .... Mr. Pimms
Leslie Phillips .... Mr. Wilson



The soundtrack was released (in Germany) on June, 5th 2001:

No. Band Title
1. U2 Elevation (Tomb Raider Remix)
2. Nine Inch Nails Deep
3. Moby Ain't Never Learned
4. Missy Elliot feat. Nelly Furtado Get Ur Freak On
5. Outkast Speed Ballin'
6. Fluke Absurd
7. Groove Armada Edge Hill
8. Brian Transeau Revolution will not be televised
9. Fatboy Slim feat. Bootsy Collins Illuminate
10. Flute Absurd (Whitewash Edit)
11. Oxide & Neutrino Devil's Nightmare
12. Groove Armada Edge Hill
13. Fatboy Slim Little Buds
14. Oxide & Neutrino Devil's Nightmare
15. Die Toten Hosen In Control


The movie was not received well by critics with an overall rating of only 20% on Rotten Tomatoes. While Angelina Jolie's performance was generally liked, the plot and many disconnected action scenes were not. Nonetheless the first movie has gathered a strong following in the fandom and is the stick against which all following movies are measured. About half of the viewers on Rotten Tomatoes liked it.