Lara Croft – Tomb Raider

Cast
Lara Croft: Angelina Jolie
Alex Marrs: Daniel Craig
Wilson: Leslie Phillips
Larson: Mark Collie
Young Lara: Rachel Appleton
Hilary the butler: Chris Barrie
Paramount Pictures presents a film directed by Simon West. Written by West, Patrick Massett and John Zinman. Running time: 96 minutes. Rated PG-13 (for action violence and some sensuality).

Central Theme
The mysteries of time and eternity are locked in the secrets pf past, advanced civilizations, and are available to those who have eyes to see, seek, find and believe.

Story
A videogame-perfect heroine (also a parentless young adult), searches for meaning in her superpersona, while searching for tools from ancient technologically advanced civilizations that hold mysterious keys to unlocking truth.

Lara Croft was born into wealth and groomed at the most elite schools. She travels to dangerous and mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires. She speaks numerous languages, is highly trained for combat and answers to no one, obeying only a desire for adventure.
But now she must face her greatest challenge yet: to find two halves of an ancient artifact buried in space and time. To possess it means ultimate power for its possessor. But to get there, she must first take on a powerful and dangerous secret society, the Illuminati. The fate of mankind rests in the hands of one Lara Croft.

Both heroine Lara Croft and the powerful and dangerous secret society of the Illuminati are in search of the “triangle of light,” an ancient artifact that supposedly gives the possessor power over time. Whoever holds the triangle gets to play God, in essence, using it either for good or evil. Lara is trying to prevent that power from landing in the hands of the Illuminati, who will use it for evil.Lara is driven to find the triangle of light because her father, who died when she was a young girl, was involved in the search for the triangle and she wants to finish what he started.The Illuminati is a secret society that allegedly still exists today. It is rooted in an economic order, and they allegedly want to one day have total control and power over the economic and government process.

Beliefs num
–There are secrets to the universe.
–These secrets reveal a highly advanced civilization. technologically and theologically superior to our own.
–Archaeology, properly applied, could be harnessed to discover and release these secrets for the good of today’s civilization.

Questions Worth Discussing num
–What are the artistic merits of this film?
–What elements common to human experience did you resonate with in this film?
–What elements in word, deed, theme or behavior created a dissonance with who you are or want to be spiritually?
–What does this film tell us about who God is? Who humans are? What we are seeking in life?
–Are there important, advanced technolgies and secrets buried with ancient civilizations?
–Why are we so hopeful that the answers to our current problems are found in some highly advanced, ancient civilization?
–Have we lost confidence in our own society to provide solutions?

Provocative Quotes byline
–If we don’t get that piece then we’ll have to wait another thousand years for another alignment.
==Head of Illuminati to Manfred.
–So, time to save the universe again then, is it?
==Bryce.
–To see your world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower. To hold infinity in the palm of your hand, An eternity in an hour.
==Lara reading clue from father in William Blake.
–Yes well I’ve always found your ignorance quite amusing.
==Lara to Bryce.

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