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. Now with a new chapter, Angelina Jolie returns as Tomb Raider. This time, the heroine is the daughter of a wealthy family who lives 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. 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. 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. The team was left stranded on an unknown planet, without any means of travel, due to this failure. They had to rely upon others for survival until help arrived because of their limited resources.
The film’s main storyline revolved around a science-fiction adventure. Angelina Jolie, however, didn’t let this stop her from casting her 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. 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. 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. 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.