lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life

This second movie is not as good as the first one. Most movie reviewers seems to think that this movie is better. It is not. Don't get me wrong. Both are good movies. If you don't have the first one on DVD, you should get it now. The extra materials on that disk is well worth the money. The beginning sequence and the bungee ballet sequence in the first movie are great. Compare those to this second in the series, the beginning is lame and slow. Does not grip your attention from the start. The motor cycle scene seems contrived. The ending is too simple.

So, what is good? The location shots in Hong Kong is good (at least for me). The mandarin dialog is funny. Angelina Jolie's Mandarin (if it is not dubbed) is pretty good. Gerard Butler's is pretty bad. The arial sequence and the end of the water sequence are innovative (I am not going to give the movie away).

So go see it, but don't get your expectation too high!