Tomb Raider - A New Start For A Classic Game


We know the game, we know who stared in the first adaptation, now we look into a whole new start of the video game series Tomb Raider. The role of Lara Croft is passed to Alicia Vikander (The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Danish Girl) who is out to prove her worth now as a action star.

Although she has proved then their worth with her previous movies, many are still hesitant if she can live up to her predecessor. However we must note that this film is based on 2013 version of the video game. As it goes into a new direction and also digs deeper to the life of Lara Croft, it eventually shows its own charm to catch the viewer's attention.

We see a lot of characters here playing crucial roles in order to bring Lara to her goal. However I am quite disappointed with Daniel Wu's character which seems like a non-essential character to the story. He seems like a wallflower for the film which maybe wants to target the Chinese market. This is something like a waste of his talent due to story constraints.

Tomb Raider stars Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Now showing in cinemas nationwide.

Deliberation time kids! 

Film summary: Finally an Origin Story!

Technical Effects: 3 out of 5 stars (I loved details on some of scenes like the plane and the tomb)

Plot: 2 out of 5 stars (We already know how it ends)

Acting and Actors: 2 out of 5 stars (I'm confused, Daniel Wu's character has an American Accent who plays a Chinese sailor)

Pros:  Production design, franchise invoking direction, Lara Croft struggle
Cons: Soap Opera formula, inconsistencies

Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Loved the scoring as it is not overpowering to the readers.

Overall: Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars (Great fresh start for possible series of movie to come in the next few years)






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