15 Reasons The Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider Movies Are Even Worse Than You Remember
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13. A Backward Depiction of Africa
Worse than anything else in the movies is The Cradle of Life’s depiction of Tanzania. Toward the end of the movie, Lara travels to Kilimanjaro, which, for the film’s purpose, is located only in a generalized “Africa” and is guided to the titular “cradle of life” by a similarly undefined group of locals. Embodying the most tired tropes of colonial fiction, they possess secret, mystical knowledge and, when attacked by a group of soldiers, charge into gunfire with spear and shield.