15 of the biggest summer movie letdowns of all-time
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
One of the most popular and sexiest video game characters (at the time) portrayed by Angelina Jolie, a little over a year after her breakthrough Oscar win? Add to the fact Jolie reconciled with her father, Jon Voight, who played her father in the film and you've got a tabloid fueled formula to make "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" one of the most hyped films of 2001. The mix was so seductive that U2 provided the title track - "Elevation" - and shot a music video tie-in for it (something they had never done before or since). What U2 didn't know is that the studio and director Simon West ("Con Air") were at odds and the early cut that got them on board was completely re-edited by noted movie "fixer" Stuart Baird. Despite mostly negative reviews, the movie was a big hit (the largest opening for a female actress at the time) and grossed $131 million domestic. Unfortunately, audiences were left with such a bad taste in their mouths the follow up, "The Cradle of Life," never had a chance.