Oct. 24, 2000, 7:57 a.m. CST
that this doesnt suck, it sound like it has a chance... but never trust anything written by committie
Oct. 24, 2000, 8:02 a.m. CST
Well Mori, you're getting me there. Interesting stuff seems to be abound in this film. You may just have won me over, as skeptical as I was before. But, hmm, the whole "Lara's almost out of control" thing still keeps me from getting gung-ho about this. She's quite in-control, from the reading I've done on various other things. But then again, it sounds as if the film takes place when she's still a bit of a rogue, before she becomes the rock-solid bad-ass that I know and adore. Anywho, thanks for the great script review. The movie shall be interesting, no matter what. Listen to your Auntie.
Oct. 24, 2000, 9:05 a.m. CST
So where's that "first photo of Jolie as Lara Croft!" that was put up on AICN a few days ago? Did somebody realize they were duped by somebody with Photoshop and delete all traces of it?
Oct. 24, 2000, 9:39 a.m. CST
Ah, but do the scary ikkle bats still take fours rounds from a handgun to cork it??
Oct. 24, 2000, 10:04 a.m. CST
Well, I'm crossin' my fingers. But, I thought her parents were supposted to be wealthy socialites that disowned her for taking the adventurer path. Dramatic liscense I guess...
Oct. 24, 2000, 10:31 a.m. CST
Leslie Phillips he is a star. Always has been, must be aged around or even over eighty. Has appeared in inumerable British films. Film personna usually posh with an eye for the ladies. Elderly butler part likely Iain Glen good actor, various TV starring roles, minor roles in films. Also notable for co-starring with near-naked Nicole Kidman in the Blue Room (theatre) Expect him in standard English character actor bad guy role.
Oct. 24, 2000, 11:21 a.m. CST
...in the movie, does Lara have those moments of panic when faced with an unexpected foe, of doing some kind of of triple twist reverse back flip thats not in the manual, down the nearest bottomless chasm, that only the game can provide? Gets me every time... I'm also looking forward to scenes when Lara walks aimlessly around a tomb because she cannot find the right switch to press for about half an hour, while people hand out rubbish advice 'Try going back to the first jump' 'I've already done that you moron'. I hope this one turns out well - off for a drink and tomb raiding frenzy!!!!
Oct. 24, 2000, 1:37 p.m. CST
Leslie Phillips is a film god (able drawl out "Well hellooooo" in a most salacious manner to all manner of attractive women). I had heard he would be playing one of Lord Croft's friends from the past. Better than that is that Arnold J. Rimmer (Chris Barrie) from the TV show Red Dwarf will be playing Lara's butler. That is a result.
Oct. 24, 2000, 1:45 p.m. CST
is a GOD!!! I can see it now: "Hello, you saucy little minx,Ding Dong!"
Oct. 24, 2000, 1:46 p.m. CST
Leslie Philips is indeed a genius - a bounder, cad and lovable rogue of the highest order. Daniel Craig is also great - one of Britain's finest youngish actors; with a menacing countenance and piercing stare, he usually plays unhinged, threatening or rough diamond characters (witness his mentally unstable Geordie in the brilliant TV series 'Our Friends in the North' and his role as Francis Bacon's thuggish lover in 'Love is the Devil). I've heard he's playing Lara's love interest, an American special agent at that (good job he's excellent with accents) . With this cast, it actually looks like Tomb Raider's shaping up pretty damn well. Let's hope it's not another Avengers.
Oct. 24, 2000, 1:50 p.m. CST
*that* was Daniel Craig!?! Yeah, he's good, but I think I've only seen him in OFITN. So... will he be setting fire to anything before breaking down in tears in the TR movie? ;)
Oct. 24, 2000, 1:53 p.m. CST
I am soooo looking forward to this! Next summer just keeps getting better and better, and hopefully this movie will finally disprove all of the pessimistic nay-sayers. If it does, Tomb Raider / Lara Croft will spin-off a ream of awesome comic-book-style copycats that will hopefully put to shame any lazy inferior attempts (like Tia Carrere's Relic Hunter, which is as bad as Richard Chamberlain's Allan Quartermain flicks of the 80's.) Moriarty's got it 100% right - in order to TRULY succeed, a popcorn movie MUST be made with sincerity, passion, and a desire to make a great movie... in the last few years this level of craftsmanship has been sorely lacking from far too many high-concept commercial movies.
Oct. 24, 2000, 2:24 p.m. CST
Can someone do my ignorant ass a favor and tell me who Noah Taylor played in Almost Famous?
Oct. 24, 2000, 3:12 p.m. CST
And Raiders is one of my favorite films. This script review sounds promising.
Oct. 24, 2000, 5:09 p.m. CST
Ever since this flick acquired a legit lead in the form of Angelina Jolie, I've held out hope that it might break the videogames-to-movies curse. Factor in the interesting-sounding script you describe and...well, I'm officially optimistic now. I was especially pleased to hear that Lara sports a bit of a mercenary attitude (as per the game), which I've always felt would be the key factor in setting her apart from Indiana Jones. Looking forward to that first trailer and the chance to see if Jolie can handle a Brit accent.
Oct. 24, 2000, 5:38 p.m. CST
I'd like to nominate Judy Finigan (http://www.theshining.uklinux.net/graphics/judy-titsout.jpg) for the roll of Lara Croft, after all; She's English AND obviously has big jugs ; )
Oct. 24, 2000, 6:19 p.m. CST
Hee hee. Wacky. Here's hopin' that this flick doesn't go down the same road as Super Mario Brothers and Double Dragon. Anyhoo, I think that they should make a movie featuring that villain Yar from those old Atari games. Does that sound keen to anyone else?
Oct. 24, 2000, 6:49 p.m. CST
by The Muts Nuts
Whats wrong with getting an english bird with big norks? Anjelina Jolie looks like she needs a good bath,and smells of fish.
Oct. 24, 2000, 9:52 p.m. CST
by Sith Lord Jesus
I am *so* glad they are not taking the "oh, it's just a vid-game flick, we don't have to care" attitude. But then I knew that when they hired sweet Angelina and not some DD-cup soft-core porn star. I WANT this movie to be excellent, to break big, and spawn a franchise--maybe then, Warner Brothers will realize that they CAN make a serious, intelligent and well-written Wonder Woman movie and still have it sell. Oh, and nice gazongas, SeanR.net--er, not yours, I mean.
Oct. 25, 2000, 1:18 a.m. CST
that's my vote for AICN quote of the month. Can you picture Ford trying that now? *surpresses a shudder* PS- I hope for at least one gratuitus nudity scene with Laura. C'mon, West. . .
Oct. 25, 2000, 4:03 a.m. CST
Is there any truth in the rumour that there is to be a live webcast from the set of the Tomb Raider movie?
Oct. 25, 2000, 4:22 a.m. CST
Am I missing something? I read Moriarty's rundown of the script, and I'm a bit confused. He talked of Venice and all these characters and stuff. Great plot. Potentially great acting. Pacing with action scenes that are not superfluous to the plot. Sounds great... but where's the TOMB? I mean, is there even going to be a TOMB in Tomb Raider the Movie? I'm sure it was in there and I just missed the reference..
Oct. 25, 2000, 4:23 a.m. CST
Leslie Phillips, took over from Dirk Bogarde in the Dr Sparrow films of the sixties. Had the James Robertson-Justice guy or whatever as his boss in the hospital.
Oct. 25, 2000, 8:36 a.m. CST
Its only called Tombraider because "Person who collects ancient artifacts, from a variety of locations" didn't really scan ;)
Oct. 25, 2000, 8:41 a.m. CST
Ooooh, how original! A rough-and-tumble 20-something who is sarcastic and closed off. And, she just happens to look great in shorts and tight shirts. When you fanboys want to get off your collective large butts and demand some quality and originality in your action heroes and heroines, I'll be the first in line. But, until then my rules stand... I will sit through no movies... 1) Named after songs. 2) That were once TV shows. 3) Are based on video games. I urge you to join me. But, I doubt you will. Until then, I remain unbowed... Anglais
Oct. 25, 2000, 5:52 p.m. CST
Anyone notice how everyone is sarcastic these days, not just women? It's no surprise coming from a society of cynics. Back in the old days, she was called a "dame" and now she's a bitch.