2018 (UK), Action/Adventure, 2h 2m
Starring: Alicia Vilkander, Daniel Wu, Walton Goggins, Dominic West & Kristin Scott Thomas
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination — a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn’t be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown.
Well since this was a video-game movie I had extremely low expectations (especially after the two atrocious Angelia Jolie movies), but I was blown away by how fun it was!
Vilkander’s Lara comes off as an imploring, impulsive young woman who’s in over her head but will beat the odds anyway. She is probably the most grounded and believable cinematic video-game protagonist I’ve seen – in probably the second best video-game movie! (Just behind the amazing Silent Hill)
Sure, this movie won’t go down in history as a classic but it’s immensely fun from start to finish, and the huge set pieces are true to the new games, and the movie is overall a pretty solid adventure film.
This reboot does female empowerment the right way.