Angelina Jolie was first to play a major role in Tomb Raider: Anniversary. The action-packed movie pushed her into near-blandry and made her a strong lady who could tackle tough dude movies. It was a huge success and Jolie, in her first non-topscore film, had an eight-year-long career. She would go on to star in four more films. Let’s take a look at those.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary is the first installment of the horror filmials of Tomb Raider. Now with a new chapter, Angelina Jolie returns as Tomb Raider. The heroine this time is the daughter from a wealthy family living in Los Angeles. When her best friend is killed, she assumes the role of protector and seeks out her own personal guru, a man who can help her find her long lost father.
Tomb Raider Anniversary continues the story of the original video game. It picks up just after the events in the second game and allows us to revisit our ‘protector’ duties. The story revolves around the evil plans of a group of scientists who are trying to make a video game out of cloning. Angelina is now required to play the role as the hero of humanity, rather than being a normal gamer. You’ll enjoy Anniversary if you liked Tomb Raider. It includes cut scenes from the original game.
Tomb Raider: After Rise 3 is the third installment of the Tomb Raider saga. Angelina Jolie plays the role of the heroine. This time, we see that with the help of a mysterious video game (not this one, though) she’s able to save the world instead of just her own life. While the story is similar to the original, this game adds some interesting twists. Tomb Raider: After Rise stars Angelina Jolie as the lead character, along with Dylan O’Brien and Ki Hong Lee, and Dexter Darden.
While it isn’t necessary to actually know anything about the first Tomb Raider game before watching the sequel, most people who played the original know how difficult and cerebral the first game was. Fortunately, Tomb Raider: After Rise manages to maintain the interest of fans of the original while still managing to be enjoyable for a modern fan. The reason why is because the film follows the well-known science fiction tale that’s been told many times over. It’s not difficult to see why science fiction movies would be so popular if you grew up reading it.
A good example of this is that Tomb Raider started as something that all kids were talking about. The story of a group of researchers who were looking for mythical metal “The orb” was the basis of the first movie. They needed it to activate an energy portal that would take them to safety, but unfortunately, they weren’t able to find it in time. The team was left stranded on an unknown planet, without any means of travel, due to this failure. Because of their limited means, they had to rely on others for survival until help could arrive.
Although the main story line of the film revolved around a science fiction adventure, the lead character of Angelina Jolie certainly didn’t let that rule out of her mind when casting her movie role. Despite having small roles in previous science fiction flicks, Angelina Jolie seemed like she was completely prepared for her role in the first Tomb raider video game. Although it was a small part, the perfect fit seemed to her. It also made perfect sense that Angelina Jolie was perfect for the part of Lara Croft, given her own background and relationship with the Tomb raider franchise prior to this film.
It did not help Tomb Raider’s story and is likely why Angelina Jolie was chosen to play the leading role. The film was good for her as she was able channel her frustrations and anger into one of her best acting performances. Although the movie failed at the box office, it did rake in an incredible amount of revenue thanks to excellent marketing and ticket sales. In the end, it can be said that Angelina Jolie delivers another great performance as the foul-tempered and slightly annoying tomb raider.