My Review: 8/10
Lara Croft used to be a jumping, big chested, almost non-talking bimbo in the 90’s – that image is now gone to never comeback and I prefer this Lara who has both intelligence and classic beauty.
Alicia Vikander gives Lara depth and personality much like Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones. She’s vulnerable, hurt by her fathers mysterious disappearance 7 years ago and maybe to some extent her mothers death much earlier. But she’s also stubborn and focused to survive on her own and has never lost hope that she’ll once again see her father and bring him back home to rule the empire of companies he left behind.
The story is built on the reboot of the video game series but takes another way after the arrival at the destination where most of the action takes place. When the story follows the video game it has weaknesses (as so many games to movie do), but when it stands on its own it shows glimpses of coming adventures for Lara Croft that makes you want more, much because of Vikanders performance.
A very good cinematic experience!
About the movie:
Tomb Raider is a 2018 action-adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug with a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons, from a story by Evan Daugherty and Robertson-Dworet. It is based on the 2013 video game of the same name, with some elements of its sequel by Crystal Dynamics, and is a reboot of the Tomb Raider film series. The film stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, in which she embarks on a perilous journey to her father’s last-known destination, hoping to solve the mystery of his disappearance. Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Kristin Scott Thomasappear in supporting roles.
Principal photography took place from January to June 2017 at the Warner Bros. Studios in the United Kingdom and in Cape Town, South Africa. The first Tomb Raider film not to be distributed by Paramount Pictures, it was released in the United Kingdom on March 14, 2018 and in the United States on March 16, 2018, by Warner Bros. Pictures in RealD 3D, IMAX 3D and IMAX. It has grossed $130 million worldwide, making it the 10th highest-grossing film of 2018.
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t …Written by Warner Bros. Pictures