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 take a look at those.
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. 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 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. 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 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. Tomb Raider 2: After Rise is a sequel that retains the appeal of the original, but still makes it enjoyable for modern fans. 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. 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. 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. Angelina Jolie gives another outstanding performance as the annoying, foul-tempered tomb raider.