Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Corrected entry: There are no sharks that big in the Aegean sea.

Correction: There have been sightings of Great White sharks in the Aegean Sea (ref: , although rare, it's completely possible.

Corrected entry: Lara's 5-barrel dart gun, as mentioned on the DVD extras, is a real weapon. The Heckler & Koch P11 Underwater Pistol is manufactured for certain Special Forces units. Apparently, this weapon has never been officially acknowledge by H&K and does not appear on any official website. Well, thanks to Lara, that's that secret out. Check out for more.

Correction: Its listed on loads of websites

Corrected entry: Early in the film, on Gus's boat, Lara points to a map and says: "about five miles.". She's British; Gus is Greek; only the nearest American tourists would say "miles". Should have said: "about eight kilometers".

Alan Rice

Correction: Though Miles, Pounds, and Gallons, are used in America, they are British Imperial Units of measurement, and they are still widely used in England (miles especially - all speed limits signs are in miles), despite the EU trying to force them to convert to the metric system.


Corrected entry: On board the ship, Lara berates Terry for not shooting Reiss when he had the chance at the lab. Yet earlier during the Pagoda shoot out, just before she pole vaults onto the chopper, both Lara and Terry are in a position to gun down the helicopter in relative safety; most of Reiss' men are down on the ground. What's more, Reiss is hanging out of the chopper trying to haul the crate in. Easy target.

Correction: She was berating him for not shooting him in the LAB. Not the Pagoda. Yes, they both had clear shots but there was too much millitia from both sides around to outnumber them and if they did indeed shoot it could break the orb. Terry had a clear shot in the lab, and he didn't shoot, even though that was probably the best time to do it as Reiss didn't have any backup around him.

Corrected entry: When Lara has activated the orb and learned The Cradle of Life was in Africa, she tells Bryce to contact Sosa and have him meet her "with her Jeep at 8:00 north of his village". As soon as they break off contact, Reiss and his men pounce on time at all to contact a man in Africa.

Alan Rice

Correction: Obviously, because Bryce had to follow Lara and Sosa he had the call made later, off camera.


Corrected entry: We are told by Terry that the Shay Ling's home is the most remote mountain range in China. However, we later see the orb being loaded onto a truck at this 'remote' hideout. Surely there are more remote places in China which don't have road links.

Correction: Of course they need roads, especially when their business is in illegal trading and arms selling. How do you suppose they store and move their merchandise? They are, just as Terry said earlier in the movie, well watched and impossible to approach except as a prisoner.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Lara and Reiss are in the area with the cradle of life (before Reiss dies), the box is near the center right of the acid pit. But when Reiss dangles Lara over the acid pit, the box is near the middle.

Correction: In the overhead view, there is an outcropping of rock which effectively hides part of the acid pool, making it look like the box is off center.

Tax Dude

Corrected entry: When Laura and Terry are escaping from the cave in China having recovered the orb they slide down the ropes, land on the ground, and jump into an open cockpit jeep. In the next take they are seen driving down the mountain road in a yellow fabric 1/2 ton panel truck.

Correction: This is confusing, due to poor editing. Lara and Terry do, in fact, get into the open jeep and drive off. The very next shot is of the yellow panel truck, but it's Chen Lo's brother (recognizable by the ring on his hand which is lying on the box containing the orb). The brother is later seen arriving at the Flower Pagoda in this very same truck. If you watch the deleted scenes in the extras, you'll see the way the jeep/truck scene should have appeared before the terrible edit job.

Tax Dude

Corrected entry: Sheridan is far too young to be holding a rank equivalent to Commander, it is usually not reached until an officer's mid thirties.

Ian Hudson

Correction: Some people do achieve it earlier, and Sheridan is one of those people. While this would be unusual it is not a mistake.

Corrected entry: When Lara is riding the horse and shooting at the targets, she turns around and faces backwards and shoots the last one as the helicopter is approaching, and then they show her riding the horse and the target is in the background and it's fully intact. (00:22:40)

Correction: Actually I checked this mistake using the zoom button and it shows a hole in the middle of the last target she fires at by turning.

Corrected entry: After escaping from the temple, Lara attracts a shark, punches it on the nose, and catches a ride to the surface on the shark. Since the shark is a fish and a water breather, I suspect it would dive rather than rise when faced with Lara riding.

Correction: That doesnt make this a mistake. Besides the shark doesn't go all the way to the surface, he swims away from the area, climbs a bit then goes straight forward. That's when Lara lets go.

Corrected entry: From the moment we see Lara in her wetsuit, through the Luna Temple sequence, you can see there is nothing attached to her harness on her right shoulder. Yet whilst in the water, trying to escape from the collapsing ruins, she suddenly acquires an emergency beacon. It's possible she could have pulled it from somewhere, but then how did she know she was going to need it? She didn't know Gus' boat was destroyed until after she surfaced.

Correction: It is completely possible that Lara pulled the Emergency Beacon from a place other than her shoulder. And also, why would she have to know that she needed it? That is the whole point of an EMERGENCY beacon. You have it just in case you do need it. Lara did not have to know it was needed, it was only a back up plan and she just so happened to get into an emergent situation.

Corrected entry: "Pandora's box" is submerged in a powerful acid. Yet Terry somehow manages to get the box out and we are never shown how. I guess he had acid proof rope.


Correction: You mean like the naturally acid-resistant polypropylene or nylon ropes you can buy at any hardware store? It would not be unreasonable for him to have one of those with him.

J I Cohen

Corrected entry: On the dive boat at the beginning of the film Lara says "Even if half the temple is intact it will still be the greatest find since the pyramids". Presumably she is talking about the Great Pyramids, but when were the pyramids ever lost? (00:05:10)

Correction: She is not talking about the pyramids themselves but the treasures found inside the pyramids.


Corrected entry: When escaping the Luna Temple, Lara cuts her arm to lure the shark with her blood. Why? She already had a bleeding wound on her leg where she got shot. (00:11:40 - 00:14:15)

Correction: She cuts her arm to lower her blood pressure so she can hold her breath for longer.

Corrected entry: When Lara and Terry are talking about betrayal, Lara has blood on the collar of her jacket and the neck of her T-shirt. During some of the shots where they are attacking the helicopter, the blood is not there.


Correction: In some shots it is partially hidden when the clothing folds, but the blood is always there.


Corrected entry: When Sheridan is bandaging Lara Croft in the cradle of life, you can see him putting the bandages over what looks like a wristwratch. In the next scenes the bandages have moved higher on her arm and you can see the wristwatch. She could have pulled it up, but there are no traces of blood or anything on or around the wristwatch, it is totally clean, while earlier blood was dripping all over her hand.

Correction: The bandages never cover her watch; they are always between it and her elbow.


Corrected entry: When Lara and her partner are going face forward down the rope, they are actually anchored to the rope as one can see the rope being lowered with them attached; esp. his rope on ground level.


Correction: That's right. The ropes are on some sort of pulley system, so they are holding on the ropes and being lowered, not sliding down them.


Corrected entry: When Lara and Terry are 'hot dropped' into China their drop-pod is shown skitting along a lake like a skipping stone, careening towards a mountainside, totally out of control. Is that the way it was designed to operate? Isn't that a bit dangerous? And to leave the pod they eject while it's in 'mid-skid.' Considering that they had no way of controlling the pitch and yaw, ejection might have sent them down, sideways, or forwards. In this case they went UP and immediately DOWN - but physics dictates they would have been travelling forward with the same velocity as the drop-pod, which would have likely sent them into the mountainside to crash and die a painful, well-deserved death.

Correction: That was the way it was designed to operate. The plan is that the pod is destroyed so that the Chinese can't find it. Of course, the Chinese are perfectly capable of finding the little bits, but that's a different matter.


Corrected entry: In the fight with the Chinese bad guy in the cave, Laura stabs his foot with the bayonet on her rifle. In the next cut she lifts the rifle and the bayonet is gone.

Correction: She breaks it off and leaves it in his foot.


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