Tomb Raider is now the third feature film of Square Enix Games series, this time around Lara Croft is betrayal by Alicia Vikander no longer Angelina Jolie from the original first two films. Alicia Vikander’s (Lara Croft) her father has been missing for quite some time and she is very independent but once she uncovers some truths about her father in a possible location where she may have gone missing, she sats out on a very first adventure to find him.
This film is very much so based on the 2013 reboot game and it follows it very closely. Many visual elements from that game carry over to this film like surviving a lot of falls. When she comes face to face with danger and a life threatening situation in which she had to make a terrible choice it plays out similarly to the way game did and in that way this is one of the most visually faithful video game annotations ever made as far as the puzzle she solve, the way she obtains the weaponery, wethere she is using a bow or an arrow or some thing else its exactly like in the reboot game and so if you are a fan of that game which I was, you are gonna be happy as you see it faith fully translated to the screen.
This film was directed by Norwegian film maker named Roar Uthaug and he brought a good sense of momentum. He understands the important steping stones that have to be present to setup Lara Croft as the Tomb Raider we know her to be and all the things that have happened from that development to make sense, her first adventure, her first kill, her first wound that she has to address all of these things are setup fairly well and that’s my biggest take away as a positive from this more relistically and better. To be honest am a big fan of the Angelina Jolie’s movies but not in a sense that they are great films.
Alicia Vikander is really damn good in this movie, she honors his character so well and wether or not fans end up liking this movie or not I think the majority will walk away happy with the betrayal. I think the movie has few issues story telling wise and it has some physics problems that really all of the Tomb Raider games have if you want to take them seriously.
Lara Croft Survives so much I mean, she’s thrown to trees, she falls down water falls I mean she really should be dead and split in to million pieces but its one of those things where you either roll with it or you don’t. There is physics on display in this movie that always don’t make sense, Characters survive things that don’t always make sense. But as a video game abotation its sort of something you expect to happen even in super hero films people walk away from things where you are like “No, am sorry” you are a human not a super hero and you should be dead which happened a lot in this movie and there is quite a bit of exposition as well.
A lot of story telling, lot of people are telling stories about things that happened in the past with ancient evils and there is a revolation towards the third act that got kind of silly when you uncover with this ancient evil is really about it does seem pretty perfect but I must regret this. All of the Tomb Raider games have an edge of unbelievebality to them in every sense. The 90’s games were considerably more impressive than the reboot was, Lara Croft was more than object in those games. In Angelina Jolie’s films followed more tongue and cheek elements and a lot of sexiness infact I always said that the first Tomb Raider Movie is the last 90’s movie ever made because that was one of the very last big studio action movie that came out before 911 and that was incredibly silly and over the top and after 911 happened action movies got a lot more serious and more realistic.
So, in case of this film following up the foot steps of the more ground dig reboot Tomb Raider we have today, I think they did pretty good job accompolishing and putting that vibe in that world on a big screen. I think Tomb Raider fans will mostly be happy, I know its not a great film by any means, it has a lot of silly elements and for the most part its just a fun action through that you can watch and as a video game abotations its definitely a better ones but don’t expect an amazing ground breaking experience that’s gonna change your life, So that was the review and I think they did a pretty good job of capturing a character.
Team World Raters is gonna give Tomb Raider a (B).