Tomb Raider: Anniversary was one of Angelina Jolie’s first big roles and the action-packed film thrust her into near-blandry land and branded her as a powerful lady capable of tackling tough dude films. The movie turned out to be a box office smash and Jolie, who played her first non-topscore role, enjoyed an eight-year career that would end with four more films. Let’s look at them.
First up is Tomb Raider: Anniversary, a follow-up on the successful horror filmials of Tomb Raider. Angelina Jolie is back as Tomb Raider in a new chapter. This time, the heroine is the daughter of a wealthy family who lives 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 follows the plot of the first video game, and while it picks up shortly after the events of the second game, we get to revisit the ‘protector’ duties once again. The story revolves around the evil plans of a group of scientists who are trying to make a video game out of cloning. This means that instead of just being an ordinary gamer, Angelina must now play the role of the savior of mankind. If you like Tomb Raider then you’ll love Anniversary, as it includes some of the cut scenes from the first game.
Tomb Raider: After Rise is the third installment in the saga of the Tomb Raider series and Angelina Jolie returns as 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. The storyline is the same as that of the first game, but this version adds a few interesting twists. Tomb raider: After Rise not only has Angelina Jolie in the lead role, but she also co-stars Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee and Dexter Darden.
Although it’s not necessary to know everything about the first Tomb Raider video game before you watch the sequel, those who have played the original game know how complex and difficult the 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 first movie involved a team of researchers that were searching for a mythical metal called “The orb”. 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. It may have just been a small role, but to someone who was unaware of the role ahead of time, it seemed like she was a perfect fit. Angelina Jolie, who has a history and relationship with Tomb Raiders before this film, was the perfect choice for Lara Croft.
The film did not do Tomb Raider any favors for its story, and this is probably why Angelina Jolie was ultimately cast to play the lead role. The film was good for her as she was able channel her frustrations and anger into one of her best acting performances. The movie did not do well at the box office but it did bring in a lot of money thanks to its marketing and ticket sales. Angelina Jolie gives another outstanding performance as the annoying, foul-tempered tomb raider.