Directed by Roar Uthaug, “Tomb Raider” follows the adventures of Lara Croft when she finds herself in a mysterious island where her father disappeared.
“Vikander is a beautifully effective avatar for the American Ninja Warrior version of Lara Croft. Stripping down the bombast of the original games (and films) allows Uthaug’s reboot to feel comparatively grounded and immediate, without dragging itself down with unnecessary pathos.” Consequence Of Sound
“Tomb Raider” is like any other commercial film, very typical of a “Tomb Raider” film but the story is actually good and has an unexpected turn of events.
I actually was pleasantly surprised by this version, I think Alicia Vikander pulls off really well Lara Croft [I was afraid she wouldn’t] and Daniel Wu and her have a good chemistry, I enjoyed seeing them together [SPOILER: and I am happy the movie didn’t end with a kiss]. Moreover, the action sequence is on point, predictable, yes but good and some scenes really kept me at the edge of my seat.
“Tomb Raider” is highly entertaining and enjoyable but it stops at this. I don’t think this movie brings anything new to the “Tomb Raider” saga or that Vikander brings anything new to the character of Lara Croft. It’s just a good action film with a good story and a good actress. That’s it.
To conclude, “Tomb Raider” is a fun movie and I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for an adventurous/action movie. I rate it a 3/5 because I really enjoyed it.
4/5: Very Good
1/5: VERY bad!
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