The Tomb Raider movies prior to this year’s film of the same name with Alicia Vikander in the role of Lara Croft, weren’t much to remember. They were just fun popcorn flicks. It’s because of those that I went into this movie with low expectations, but as a huge fan of the video games I had to give it a shot. I’m glad that I did.
With a surprisingly long run time for this film (just under 2 hours), it felt refreshing and human. Vikander’s Croft is much more relatable, giving the audience a character they care about. You can see her humanity. She’s not a super hero, and while she does perform some impossible things, she doesn’t come out of it unscathed.
This really shows the origin of a great character, and how she became wrapped up in the archaeological world. Tomb Raider 2018 may not be as good as the Indiana Jones movies, but it separates itself as a solid stand alone piece that is highly enjoyable.
I personally look forward to a sequel, and who knows… with all these crossovers, and an inevitable Indiana Jones reboot some day, maybe we will see Indy and Lara team up. In the mean time this will keep audiences pleased. I rate it with 3 out of 5 sCrypt ratings. It’s not the best movie out there, but it certainly ranks high on the fun film scale.
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