Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Scott Hardie: “It sucked.”
I take it from her Academy Award that Jolie is capable of acting, but she doesn't seem capable of any expression here at all, unable even to scrunch up her face when delivering a punch. Too much plastic surgery? Her laziness and disinterest characterize the whole film, which coasts on its few good ideas and exotic locations, but is riddled with needless plot holes and boring interpersonal conflict. I'm getting very tired of action spectacles with a grand sense of art direction but a half-ounce of care given to writing or acting.