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.
First up is Tomb Raider: Anniversary, a follow-up on the successful 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. She assumes the role as protector after her best friend is murdered and searches for her personal guru who can help her find her 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 plot centers around the evil plans of a group scientists trying to create a videogame using cloning. Angelina is now required to play the role as the hero of humanity, rather than being a normal gamer. 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. We see her save the world with the help of a strange video game (not this one though). The storyline is the same as that of the first game, but this version adds a few 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. Tomb Raider 2: After Rise is a sequel that retains the appeal of the original, but still makes it enjoyable for modern fans. Because the film continues the familiar science fiction tale that has been told so many times, it’s easy to understand why. It’s not difficult to see why science fiction movies would be so popular if you grew up reading it.
This is evident in Tomb Raider, which started out as something everyone was talking about. The story of a group of researchers who were looking for mythical metal “The orb” was the basis of the first movie. The team needed the orb to activate an energy portal to take them to safety. Unfortunately, they didn’t find it in time. Because of this failure, the team members were stranded on an alien planet with no means of travel. They had to rely upon others for survival until help arrived because of their limited resources.
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. Angelina Jolie appeared to be fully prepared for her role as the first Tomb Raider video game, despite having played small parts in science fiction movies in the past. 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. Angelina Jolie gives another outstanding performance as the annoying, foul-tempered tomb raider.