Shout by Scott Tuplin

Tomb Raider 2018

A decent rendition of a deserving franchise. The subtle humour of the video games came across as cheesy in the Jolie films, and that is thankfully missing this time around (with the exception of one pre-credits scene that made me whince)

Alicia is brilliant as a young and inexperienced Lara Croft, but she does advance to badass-ery rather fast. In one scene she is practically driven catatonic after being forced to kill a man in self defence, yet no more than two scenes later she's running through the jungle taking people out like Rambo with a bow. But this is more down to poor writing than poor acting, and that is my only gripe with this movie. If they had followed the plot of the 2013 video game reboot a little more closely, it would've been a much better movie.

All in all, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. I shall look forward to a sequel.

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