Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, Lara Croft and Manfred Powell (Iain Glen) both draw their pistols and have them pointed at each others head. Powell suggest that the two put the guns down and settle it hand to hand. The two lay their guns down and fight. As the fight is progressing the cave is falling in around them. Laura knocks Powell out and begins to run for the exit and she does not slow down. As she makes it to the exit you can see her pistols in their holsters on her legs. This is edited from a longer sequence, as seen on DVD, but still a mistake in the theatrical release.
Tomb Raider (2001)
Ending / spoiler
Directed by: Simon West
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Daniel Craig, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Chris Barrie
Lara Croft destroys the Triangle of Light and kills Manfred Powell.
Lara Croft: Ah, Mr Powell.How Predictable.Alex West.What are you doing here?
Trivia: Daniel Craig only did this film because his agent told him it would help raise his profile in the United States. He later regretted starring in it as he hated the script and called it the worst mistake of his career.
Question: The Director states in the commentary that there are some clues to some kind of puzzle at certain scenes (such as When Lara is doing the bungee ballet and when Alex gets knifed). What are these clues that we're supposed to be looking for - something in the background? The action? Some kind of composition? And just what is the puzzle?
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Answer: This movie left a lot of holes. It was pretty much: Lara knew what to do and she did it. Perhaps there are clues in the movie, but the book explains all the puzzles in much more detail (as books do). So if you are really interested in the deep puzzles of the adventure, the Tomb Raider book is what you should look at.