Sorry Angelina, you're in the past now.
Alicia Vikander is phenomenal in this movie, and I appreciate the italian version of the movie for not dubbing her "screams" and "moans" because they are fantastic and add to an already adrenaline pumping movie.
The movie is the same as the first reboot game on the "next" gen, personally I did not play it, but I did play the second one and if they are going to make the next movie the same as the game, it's gonna be even greater!
This cinematic reboot is a rollercoaster. Lara's ability to come out of situation is always a bittersweet taste of disbelief that makes you love it even more. But, in this movie they took a nice step back to her and so we get to see a more inexperienced Lara. Because of this, every failed step doesn't look... "fake" as it did (in my opinion) with the original Jolie movies where she was a badass from starters, feared and known by everyone and still went on about and made stupid mistakes which didn't make sense really.
I gotta say that if you let yourself be immersed, the suspense in some of the scenes is thick and palpable. The line between mythos and reality is thin, but it develops perfectly near the end without resulting boring or monotonous.
Regarding every other aspect of cinematography: I have to say, some of the CGI felt a bit cheap, but usually is surmounted by the amount of action the movie delivers, sound editing and engineering was on point, note that there aren't really big, romatic or thought-provoking photografical shots, but it's to be expected in an action movie.
Alicia Vikander is perfect for the role. I absolutely loved her for the entire runtime and she honestly kept my interest up entirely on her own.
I don't know if Square Enix is to be thanked for the level of quality and "textuality" of who Lara Croft is and what Tomb Raider is about, but I think it's a safe bet and I hope it stays this way.
Please if you have the choice, watch the movie in english, it might sound creepy or weird, but Alicia's screams are fuckin fire in this movie, it gives depth and dignity to the struggle of a character that is supposed to be strong.
Just got back from seeing the new Tomb Raider. Not bad. Solid action albeit nothing too original going on here. Alicia Vikander was a pretty good Lara Croft, and I actually liked the way she developed in this one from the newbie that constantly gets 'owned' to the badass dual-gun tottin' lady at the end. As for the movie itself, there is fun action, some ancient "riddles", and a little bit of the "supernatural" thrown in. It was basically an update on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (like almost verbatim with the formula minus Nazis), plus some National Treasure bits thrown in. A tried and true plot line, but not groundbreaking.
While I wasn't the biggest fan of the "bad guy" played by Goggins in terms of his intimidation factor, I thought that they did a real good job on making his motivations quite real and believable. He's not out to destroy the world or conquer everything. He just wants to get this thing over with, find/give the weapon to his evil organization, and go back home to his family. Not bad. You could really feel his desperation in everyone of his scenes. As for the other characters, I didn't really like the incorporation of the twist, but it is what it is. Can't really go into it much more without spoiling things.
I'm not too confident with the way that they setup the sequel/s to come. I didn't really get the whole "the evil Trinity organization is everywhere" vibe that they really wanted to emphasize in the end. Plus, the movies to come will have quite a different feel since we now have a relatively "proven" Lara rather than the girl making all these rookie mistakes and learning from them. Kind of like how Casino Royale was for the Bond reboot, with Quantum of Solace being a big let down. Anyway, solid action and adventuring. Nothing too original here, but some decent character development along the way for this reboot. I give it a good 6/10.
Despite the snootiness of movie critics - the film wasn't made for them anyway - this is a surprisingly decent movie. Admittedly, I am a fan of the other two movies starring Jolie (despite their terribleness), but even with my low threshold, this was very good. Gamers will appreciate the nods to the 2013 game, and there is a healthy smattering of puzzles, traps, and supernatural elements. Still... I wish they had played to the 90's games a little more, with the following additions:
Lara saying 'aha' every time she found an artefact.Lara healing herself with magical medipacks.Lara saving her progress during the film with the aid of floaty blue diamonds.Lara having more polygonal (and exaggerated) features.Lara fighting a T-Rex.And of course... Lara trapping her butler in the mansion refrigerator!
However, despite those notable omissions, this is a better film than we could have hoped for.
Awesome. Alicia is absolutely brilliant and the best Lara we've had. Intense, fast paced and enjoyable.
can‘t wait to watch this movie. <3
Lame version of what you can experience in computer game.Seriously though, it's too weak on heroes logic and motivation.Mostly waste of time unfortunately.
too over exaggerated (like every movie these days), otherwise quite entertaining
This one is very hard to rate. I could have given it a 9 for how much like the games it was. I could have given it a 9 for cool puzzles and flashbacks to the original tomb trap systems. On the other hand I could have given it a 5 for horrible acting and lame story. So, I give it a 7. If you have played any of the Tomb Raider games this is a must see. Some scenes are so much like the newer games it's crazy. They did well in this, but they sacrificed massively in just about everything else.
This movie was terrible, I enjoyed the game but in the game she survives alone and has to adapt. In the movie tho she's surrounded by a group most of the time, she never grows and learns on her own but when the time comes for her to do anything, she naturally can with no trying. I hated the addition of being a bike courier and that she trained mma but only used chokes. Felt like an addition suggested from data pulled from social media or focus group.
The writing is without a doubt flawed and the last five minutes of the movie made me actually angry - without going into spoilers, it's completely unrelated to the main story. All that said, I had a great time watching this. Alicia Vikander is killing it in this movie, if you're willing to look over the rather rough attempt of a London accent. For me, this movie fills an important niche. Lara Croft isn't yet another superhero, but very human and showing both physical and emotional vulnerability. While others have mentioned this as criticism, I personally quite enjoyed how much various parts of the movie feel like a video game. I for one am on board for this franchise revival.
Pretty solid adventure movie. It's one of the best video game adaptations made but that's not a high bar. They story has some nice references to the 2013 game and makes me want to replay it. I think I enjoyed this a little more knowing those references. I hope they continue this franchise with Rise of the Tomb Raider now. Alicia Vikander is great as Lara Croft. She sells the character well and her screams of distress throughout the movie actually made me think they were real. Walton Goggins and Dominic West were both fine. I wish Daniel Wu had more screen time. I thought he had good chemistry with Alicia Vikander. This isn't ground breaking but it is worth watching for a fun ride.
While the storyline was mostly predictable and overused (Think National Treasure), Alicia Vikander brought an unbelievable performance to the character Lara Croft. Physically she pulled it off, as well as the swagger of someone ready to take on the world. I am never disappointed by her performance, and this is no different.
If you do not get hung up on the storyline you've seen before, you will be in love with the main character and some of the effects done in this movie.
super movie, really good move by mgm, to get a new lady for this roll. this was the best Tomb Raider movie I have seen to date.
the movie was such an adrenalin rush! and I mean that in the most positive way, it had me gripping my seat. Also, the curse was more realistic that I imagined and not just some magic hocus-pocus stuff.
I made it through about ten minutes of the first Angelina movie and gave up on that poor attempt to represent the franchise. This time around, Team Alicia had me hooked from the very start. There's nothing new here, but the writers and director steal from the best and put their own fine stamp on things. I look forward to more from the folks behind this one.
Lara Croft without a tits, story you are not going to believe in, characters you are not gonna care about...What a beautiful cocktail.
Luckily I was able to avoid most reviews leading up to seeing this, so I went in with no real expectations of quality (or lack thereof)
This was a really well made reboot of a pretty well known franchise. Is it ground breaking? Not in the figurative sense. Although no ground was safe from breaking in the movie But it doesn't matter! What you get instead was a well thought out action movie, that really felt like the launching ground of a new franchise.
Alicia Vikander does a great job of building out the backstory of the character. The way she acts, and emotions she shows come across as genuine, which really helps build the likability of her take on Lara Croft.
I look forward to seeing where they go from here with the franchise.
I quite liked Alicia Vikander portraying Lara, safe for the horrendous fake English accent.The problem I had with the movie was that I felt the whole time like watching somebody playing the 2013 video game that has played it already a hundred times, knows all the riddles, all the quick time events and memorised all the routs of the patrolling NPCs.
This was fantastic. The pacing was good and the character development was excellent. We see Lara grow from a regular young lady to a total bad ass adventurer. As far as Tomb Raider's go, this was the best one - everything that the original two should have been. I look forward to seeing the beautiful Alicia return in a sequel!
Far better than what I was expecting. Alicia Vikander was the perfect choice for Lara in my opinion. The movie is far from being a masterpiece and has some flaws that are hard not to judge but overall it is very entertaining, visuals are fantastic and it is a very good first movie if they decide to work on one or two sequels in the future.
I really liked the movie. The first half of the film is almost exactly like the game. You immediately recognize the scenes from the game in the film. The second half is quite different from the storyline of the game, but that doesn't mean it's bad. Alicia Vikander is great as Lara Croft and Tomb Raider is oberall a nice adventure/action movie. Well done.
Take every standard cliché from all adventure stories (the Indiana Jones trilogy specifically) make any supposedly tense scene's score super loud. Remake a 90's movie & do it just like a 90's movie add a horrible & pointless cgi watersprayed waterfall/crashed old airplane /parachute drop 'action' scene and you have this dullard: 'Tomb raider'
A few annoyances: now I've left the cinema: everything before she goes looking for daddy is a scene to foreshadow, and it feels like it.. Should have had a narrator just tell us her attributes.. Coz... Yawn.
She takes a bow an arrow and simply swished around the work camp,where gun men are constantly watching the slaved workers for any laziness, but only the ship captain friend (who happens to be relaxing at the watercooler part of the slave quarry) she made a day ago sees her!
Walton is a good villan, a change from his 'vice principals' role.
If you're stoned and wanna write an action adventure mystery this is what you and your mates would come up with.
Wait, this film is meant to be based on a video game? If there had been this much stuff not happening in the original Tomb Raider game, it never would have been popular enough to have this film made from it.
Which means the blame for this lackluster adaptation falls squarely on the shoulders of the writers. Lara Croft spends so much of this film running away, I'm fairly certain the writer confused Tomb Raider with the once popular smart phone game Tomb Runner, and the saddest thing about that is I don't think I'm kidding. Whoever wrote this movie had not seen the original film, let alone the original game.
In fact, Tomb Raider is really only watchable because Alicia Vikander takes this film more seriously than we do. Her acting and physical presence carry this film all on their own. She's not the best thing about this movie, she's the only thing about this movie.
Yeah, I really liked this one! Vikander is terrific. I'm going to see it again!
What a disappointment. It was such a bland, boring adventure movie, that was not helped at all by the terrible casting Vikander. She's a good actor and all, but I didn't believe her as Lara Croft at all, let alone a badass Tomb Raider that can take on a militia. It's such a shame, as the reboot game this was based on, was solid, intense and ripe for a great adaptation...
The game is so much better. Go play it instead of watching this. Although I liked Vikander’s performance.
Movie was fantastic!! Much better than the original. I was skeptic because let's face it Alicia doesnt have that original Lara Croft look (BOOBS) but shes still hot af and cuter than Jolie in my book and her acting in this movie overlooked that and she was really great. Kind of reminded me of Indiana Jones or National Treasure. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who's a gamer or loves action and adventure movies. Can't wait for the next one!
Wow. I love it. Hoping for the next movie. So fresh. For me at least. I'm not a gamer. I'm a business man. Yo! Peace.
The most faithful adaption of the popular videogame.
Without spoiling any specifics to the movie. I went in expecting another mediocre, video game inspired movie. Man, was I pleasantly surprised. Seriously... name one other truly good video game inspired movie that wasn't 100% or nearly all animated. You might say Resident Evil, but if you were playing the original games as they came out, the movies were.. meh.. at least as far as being true to the games were. Doom? Even Dwayne Johnson said he regretted that one. Though, some of the bad ones have still made it into my list of movies i'd still watch just because. Looking at you, Mortal Kombat.
I'm not saying this is going to win movie of the year or anything, but Alicia Vikander was absolutely perfect for Lara Croft. This movie takes the reboot approach with a completely inexperience Lara and watching her learn along the way and even her life before the adventure was a joy to watch. They definitely set it all up for a sequel and i'm ready for it.
If you enjoyed the more recent rebooted games, I think think movie will hold your attention quite well. If there are going to be any more of these movies, I'm hoping that they keep the Alicia Vikander and Daniel Wu pairing as a permanent thing. As for Nick Frost? What can I say? It's Nick Frost. I swear, any of his roles in anything must be him just reading lines as himself and it always works. Hopefully he will be kept going forward in a similar capacity as well.
I don't know how much of this movie Square Enix had a hand in outside of character rights, but other video game movies and, hell, even comic book movies (are we ever going to get a good X-men movie outside of Deadpool? Seriously, Fox.. just let the IP go so Marvel can do something proper with it as long as Disney doesn't screw it up now.) can take a page out of this movie's book.
Again, if you enjoyed the most recently rebooted games, you'll likely enjoy this movie. Why are you still reading this? Just watch it already.
I am a gaming journalist. This movie IS the Tomb Raider (2013) game. Very minor differences. The story and the art direction are taken from the game. Although I love the gaming series, I didn't very much like the two previous movies. This one was pretty decent, in spite of all the criticism. Vikander is a great Lara and more importantly a good actress.
I would prefer it if the movie deviated more from the game. It was not a really good idea to make it the same and also the direction wasn't top notch. It was just ok, as was the script and the characters. Too many cliches that work on games nowadays, do not work well any more on a 2018 movie.
When all is said and done, the movie needed more and more fresh ideas to expand on the world of Tomb Raider and the characters and not follow so closely the game. But, I would most definitely like to see a sequel. And given the fact that it has made more than $100m, I think we 'll see another one soon. Also, this film made me want to play the first game (2013) again and I can't wait to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider... so... mission accomplished, Square Enix.
This one was a big disappointment for me. I had hopes for this considering I'm a Tomb Raider fan as well as a fan of Alicia Vikander, but this movie was a failure in my opinion.
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.
Actually not bad at all. I think Alicia Vikander did very good job and I think this movie made Lara little bit more real. I found some similarities to the first "new" game from the series if I am not mistaken. But Mr. itsikg actually had some nice points in his/her comment :)
An OK movie, mostly mindless action. It can be fun if you don't try to overthink the plot (like I did..).What really bothered me are the giant plot holes: 1. It's hard to believe Lara had to live poorly only because she refused to sign legal documents.2. If Himiko was so adamant to save the world from her disease, why not order to cremate her body? Why build the elaborate tomb and puzzles? All that work could be spared with a single fire...
Not nearly the movie I was hoping to see. CGI is poor..... A very so so movie. :(
It's a fairly ridiculous movie, and they very obviously left it open ended. Still, not all that bad, at least it was entertaining.
Pretty solid reboot of the franchise. I enjoyed all the references to the 2013 game and Alicia was better Lara than Angelina ever was. Perfect casting choice.
I wish Alicia Vikander had gotten a better movie to be Lara Croft in. Tomb Raider (2018) is so boring.
I really enjoyed this movie as it reminds me of the video games - especially the reboot (even though I only played all of them very rarely).Acting was fine and especially Laras cries of pain sounded really realistic. Some scenes were a little bit over dramatized but in general quite enjoyed it, even though the storyline in general was weak. I hope there’s going to be a second movie with a way better story and maybe just a few more jokes.
After watching this movie I'm sure they went into it expecting to make a second. It's a young Lara croft with little adventure hunter experience. That experience grows through out the film. Alicia Vikander is a good Lara but the story line let her down.
halfways through the movie atm and so far its a fine adaption however im somewhat reluctant to the fact that for all the hits falls and stumbles ive yet to see a single scratch or drop of blood.
Such a poor ripoff from the reboot Tomb Raider game. Took nearly two hours to tell nothing.
Who gave the roll to Alica Vikander? In my opinion Brie Larson was more Lara Croft in Kong: Skull Island, not this skinny girl!
Its Like the young version of Angelina's Lara version, anyway great scenes and good story
This movie will be compared to Jolie's Lara Croft and Indiana Jones all the time. It really doesn't match up well with those. It attempts to be gritty, but becomes devoid of fun instead. Gritty doesn't just remove camp...it takes away the fun. The first 30 minutes were promising and then Lara didn't smile for the REST OF THE MOVIE. Should have been better. 4/10
Alicia Vikander takes any movie to a depth beyond screenplay, genre or dialogue. Like all the great performers she can fill silence with meaning. TOMB RAIDER may be a movie treatment of a digital game but with Alicia carrying the titular role it also has depth of character and emotion. Great cast (although I don't like Walton Goggins' take on this villain). Great action. Playful beginnings as Lara's character is introduced. Wonderful scenes between father and daughter. I likes this movie. It is unfortunate that it had to fight with the premier of Black Panther for box-office response. I give this film an 8.5 (great) out of 10 (Alicia boosting it by 1.5, all by herself). I hope there was sufficient box office numbers to prompt a sequel, or even a trilogy. [Action Adventure]
I don't know why but I didn't think I'd like this movie or even Alicia in this role. Happy to say I was pleasantly surprised with how much I've enjoyed both. The director did really well with it, too. Many impressive shots and sequences.
Really one of the best game adaptations! Yeah, with stupid plot, but the game itself has stupid one. The movie just copies some of the games moments, that's cool, but the game was already giving very personal experience. Did we really need this adaptation?
As a fan of the rebooted game series by Square Enix, I struggled with this movie.
The Tomb Raider movie provides a fresh take on the franchise which sees a younger Lara Croft discover her purpose in this world. The movie delivers excellently on iconic scenes from the video game.
Disappointingly more could've have been done to deliver on the impact on how the legend was born.
A movie still worth the watch but as a video game fan. Leave behind expectations going in.
Ignore the games exists or you will get angry. If you manage to do that you get a 5/10 Action Movie with little to no Story but the Cliffhanger Outlook to a maybe better Movie in the Future. Alicia Vikander is not at fault for this, she did an amazing job - it is whoever wrote the Movie that is to blame.
Angelina FOREVER!!!! Angelina FOREVER!!!! Angelina FOREVER!!!!
Not the most exciting screenplay, but I didn't hate it. Alicia Vikander makes an excellent Lara Croft, Vikander is the big highlight of this movie, I just would have liked that the story grab more my attention.
Really good work by all of the actors, especially by Vikander and West. The music is great and the visual effects look amazing. Tomb Raider is actually a quite competently directed movie with a number och great action sequences. It's an all-through entertainging movie that moves on with great pace. The script however, is a bit of a mess. There's some really cheesy dialogue here with more than a couple of cringe-inducing lines and some badly timed exposition. "It's a colour puzzle!"
I liked it, Alicia Vikander is very good as Lara Croft, very dynamic, the final part very Indiana Jones 3
After all these years, Hollywood bringing to life so many game adaptations, but almost all of these movies failed miserably. And now, in 2018, the director, Roar Uthaug and Alicia Vikander made THE best game adaptation. Of course, the movie plot is still simple and predictable BUT, don't forget the fact: The Tomb Raider games was never more than that! This movie is FUN, packed with good action, the visuals are great also the music. Most importantly, Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft! I follow her carrier from the beginning, so I knew she's an amazing actress, but still, her performance is blow me away!
In this movie, the villain is not just some random dude, who want's to rule the world. He has some good and solid opinions why he do what he do. Walton Goggins performance is top notch as always. The one thing I missed is he's relationship with he's family. I think with some more backstory he could be more relatable character.
The father-daughter relationship was well written, but they used that flashback scene too much, I think. I don't wanna tell more because that will be a spoiler but if you curious, Dominic West was great and he's character had some good development.
And the last thing I've missed is, more Daniel Wu scenes with more character development. I hope, when they make a sequel, they will bring him back some more action.
Lastly, if you wanna see some copy paste game adaptation, or just want to see boobs, this is not your movie. BUT, if you like fun and thrilling movies with good drama, than, go and watch Tomb Raider!
BEST game adaptation EVER!
Entertaining film, especially when the film gets to the island. Whoever cast Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft is a genius, she's perfect for the role. Walton Goggins chews scenery every time he is onscreen and is a joy to watch.
I was surprised I liked this movie. I'm happy I did.