Intended primarily for a Cambodian audience, the film was produced directly for Netflix , which allowed for the use of an exclusively Khmer cast and script. Jolie is fierce in her portrayal—filling the part with nerve, charm, and desperation—and her role in this film is quite possibly the most beautiful train wreck ever filmed. Tomb Raider in war-torn Cambodia, an experience she later credited with having brought her a greater understanding of the world. An adaptation of the popular Tomb Raider videogames, the film required her to learn an English accent and undergo extensive martial arts training to play the archaeologist-adventurer Lara Croft. Steamy sex scenes between Angelina Jolie and her Original Sin co-star Antonio Banderas had the Hollywood rumor-mill spinning for weeks. Critical reception was mixed, but Jolie's performance in the titular role was singled out for praise;  The Hollywood Reporter critic Sherri Linden found her to be the "heart and soul" of the film, adding that she "doesn't chew the estimable scenery in Maleficent—she infuses it, wielding a magnetic and effortless power. Jack Mathews of the Los Angeles Times wrote of her performance, "It took a lot of hogwash to develop this character, but Jolie, Jon Voight's knockout daughter, has the presence to overcome the stereotype. Jolie portrayed Wallace's second wife, Cornelia , a performance Lee Winfrey of The Philadelphia Inquirer considered a highlight of the film. Originally written as a male character with Tom Cruise attached to star, agent Salt underwent a gender change after a Columbia Pictures executive suggested Jolie for the role. The film received mixed reviews; The Hollywood Reporter critic Kirk Honeycutt concluded, "Jolie plays a role that definitely feels like something she has already done, but she does add an unmistakable dash of excitement and glamour. The film received predominantly positive reviews, and Jolie was praised in particular; San Francisco Chronicle critic Peter Stack wrote, "Jolie, working through an overwritten part, is a sensation as the desperate club crawler learning truths about what she's willing to gamble. After her mother's death in , Jolie began appearing in fewer films, later explaining that her motivation to be an actress had stemmed from her mother's acting ambitions. Though unsuccessful with audiences, the film stands as the first of several passion projects Jolie has made to bring attention to humanitarian causes. Though the story is narrated by Maddy, Legs is the subject and the catalyst. I think they should be commended for what they have survived, not looked down upon.