3/18/18. Saw this on the big screen today and it was worth it. A nicely done action/adventure movie that will remind you a little bit of Indiana Jones. Vikander is great as Lara Croft, who decides to look for her missing father, and ends up fighting for her life. Great action sequences with a decent story line. Supporting cast was very good. Worth catching.
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Tomb Raider (2018)
Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.
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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 ...
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Vikander was really good as an action heroineReviewed bybettycjungVote: 8/10
There are two generations of Tomb Raider fans. There the people who loved the Ps1 generation of games the Angelina Jolie films that were inspired by them, and then there are the people who loved the Ps3/Ps4 Tomb Raider game reboot in 2013 where Lara Croft was no longer the invulnerable perfect super heroine able to leap 50 foot chasms while double-wielding Desert Eagles and landing in a split on tight rope above a pit full of poison-tipped spears.
The 2013 reboot presented Lara Croft as a vulnerable sensitive and troubled lady who was eventually forced to take on her role as the Tomb Raider. She bled, she felt pain, she wasn't physically or psychologically superior in any sense of the word. She came with a lot of flaws. This is clearly where this particular film reboot draws heavy inspiration. The film does a great job of expanding the scope of Lara's background by showing how and why she was led down the path that resulted in her becoming the Tomb Raider. Those who can't except that are unable to look past Jolie's exemplar super-heroine version, which was basically a female lead-driven version of an over-the-top reality-defying action flick like Die Hard or Mission Impossible. Those films are great if you're able to turn off your brain and just want non-stop action from the first few seconds until the closing credits.
Tomb Raider (2018) is different. It gives purpose to Lara Croft. It shows her vulnerabilities and weaknesses. It's the story of a young woman placed in extraordinary circumstances and left to fend for herself....while still maintaining the overall theme of what Tomb Raider is and should be. It humanizes Lara Croft much more than the old generation's Tomb Raider media ever did and in doing so, it creates a fierce heroine that we can support and root for. It's not a perfect film by any means, but it's a complete game-changer (no pun intended) in the world of Tomb Raider that will become the springboard for everything related to the franchise in the foreseeable future, and does so without sacrificing all the things that we love about the games and the character.
Going into this movie, I had very high hopes - I loved the previous movies (for all their flaws and silliness), and have played and enjoyed almost all of the games, including the reboot this movie is based on. What this movie feels like, is pandering to the "Lara Croft" name, it adds nothing new, in terms of the Tomb Raider Mythology or any action movie in general. The script is generic, boring and predictable. The entire cinema actually scoffed at a line close to the end, during a scene which was supposed to be dramatic, but came off as fake and unusual.
The characters' motivations were never fully explained, including Lu Ren, who flips between "this trip is suicide there is nothing that can make me go" to risking his boat and his life for ￡1000 within a 30 second scene. The characters themselves seemed entirely one dimensional, there is a scene early on with Lara sharing eye contact with a female which hints at an affection as it lingers for slightly too long, which would have been a really interesting thread for a 21st century twist on her sexuality, but that character is never seen or mentioned again in the film.
The "mythology" side of the story I enjoyed, while it was more grounded than the previous movies or games, this wasn't a bad thing.
Alicia Vikander looks the part, certainly, Daniel Wu is passable, and Walton Goggins, for his credit, is fine. All of which are compliments, because the script is written in such a way that no characters are really able to show depth or development. I think my biggest issue with this film is how stupid almost every single character is. Without going into spoilers, there are moments particularly in the final third which baffled me. Why, when trying to kill someone, would you not use a gun? Why, turn back on yourself? Why? Why? Why?
The CGI is average, passable in the darker scenes but jarring in the daylight. Action set pieces are few and far between and the plot starts well, but by half way through drags and could do with being 20 minutes shorter at least.