Hold on to your popcorn folks cause this is NOT the Lara Croft you’re used to!
Tomb Raider (Release Date: March 16th, 2018)
Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
Director: Roar Uthaug
Rating/ Runtime: PG-13/ 1 hr 58
I love Tomb Raider, the video games anyway. I’ve been playing them for years, so when the Angelina Jolie franchise came out, I was super excited! Alas, the movies were entertaining but they did not embody the game’s vision. Not entirely anyway. Yes visually, Jolie was very striking as the buxom heroine but the movies lacked plausibility.
Enter Alica Vikander’s Tomb Raider! This movie if you’ll pardon the pun, is a game changer. Without giving away spoilers, Lara Croft inherits her incredible life of dangerous adventure in the most unexpected way. She comes by her strength and agility in a realistic way. She is NOT a superhero! She is strong, fit and incredibly brave, but she stumbles, she gets hurt. Read: plausibility!
I loved Vikander as Croft! She is a role model I can get behind, one I’m proud to introduce to my daughter!
The movie itself, was fun, entertaining, perfectly cast (Daniel Wu is wonderful), and I loved the slightly revised origin story (which I can’t say anything about because it will spoil it).
This one is worth seeing in the theater and I really hope it develops into a good, strong franchise. Go on guys, you’ll enjoy this flick!