The film tells about the first expedition of Lara Croft, in which she embarks on a perilous journey to her father's last-known destination, hoping to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance.
Tomb Raider Reviews
The key to becoming invested in the film – despite its overall familiarity and lack of any genuine surprise or originality – is Vikander’s natural performance, and her commitment to the physical requirements of the role. She’s the reason Tomb Raider isn’t a complete waste of time.
Rarely has an actress gone through more physical battering, even if to establish herself as an action figure. It's hard not to feel for that very sensitive face and that delicately lean frame, which though -- surprise, surprise -- emerges none the worse for wear.
It’s too comfortable supplying the bare-minimum to an audience it knows wants nothing more than that. And perhaps that’s fine. But that being said, it could so easily have been so much worse. Video game movies still have a long way to go, unfortunately. Tomb Raider is hardly the Wonder Woman it should have been, but there’s hope yet.
Speaking of that epic treasure-hunting franchise, while the developers have clearly borrowed some of Nathan Drake's moves, they've created more than an "Uncharted" clone. The tone is darker, and the levels are less linear. This is not just "Uncharted" or "Assassin's Creed" with Lara Croft, it's "Tomb Raider" for a new era.
‘Tomb Raider’ does enough to reignite the franchise onscreen by giving its protagonist a timely and relevant overhaul to confidently launch Alicia Vikander as this generation’s Lara Croft.
Goggins is the only bright spark here, channeling a little bit of Vaas from Far Cry, but his villain is too stereotypically written to care much. The search for the genuinely good video game adaptation continues, and you’re better off playing the Tomb Raider game at home rather than expecting something decent from this film.
Despite making big bucks, Angelina Jolie’s two-film series are far from being counted among the memorable action films of Hollywood. The emphasis back then was on the fights, which Jolie immortalised as Lara Croft. Vikander brings in a youthful, millennial vibe to the character and the focus sharply – and still – remains on the action sequences, which is tactfully executed, no doubt. But this was a second chance for the film to go beyond and set things right in other departments, but it ends up being a cinematic manifestation of the proverbial saying – old habits, die hard.
Audience Reviews for Tomb Raider
I thought the Tomb Raider was boring and dull. The actress seemed to have only one expression through most of the movie. Shed got to be one of the worst actresses I've ever seen act. A truly awful movie. Don't waste your time. Go see Jumanji instead. Action, comedy, a little romance. And lots of great actors. Its worth seeing