Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/18/2019
A young aristocrat discovers a clue as to the fate of her missing father and so charters a boat to a remote Japanese island, only to be captured by a shadowy organisation intent on finding the secret behind an ancient curse.
Rebooting the rather feeble pair of films starring Angelina Jolie in the eponymous role, this latest incarnation features a reasonably watchable Alicia Vikander running, jumping and solving puzzles in order to prevent the body of a Japanese princess from falling into the hands of “the baddies”. Tomb Raider has very much the feel of a studio project designed as a “revenue stream” rather than a piece of cinema; Lara herself has been repurposed as a streetwise urchin who cycles around London to an “urban” soundtrack, no doubt in an attempt by its …
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 07/05/2018
“Vogel can’t find the tomb without me,
and since I’m dead and…
since you’ve burned the rest of my research,
he will never find it.”
I was actually looking forward to watching this new version of “Tomb Raider“. Not only because I had a lot of fun with the PC game years ago (and amazed by the used graphics in those days). And not because Lara Croft was a hot and good looking video game character. Equipped with a couple of huge boobs, wearing tight hotpants and she used to make those horny little cries whenever she bumped into something. No wonder she had a large male fanbase. But also because I appreciated the film with Angelina Jolie. And at the same time, I was curious how her successor Alicia Vikander would handle it. And to be honest, that was the biggest …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/25/2018
Origin stories are the hardest to make work because they are often too bland, too easy and, in the case of so many films, already been done before. Superhero origin stories are often the weakest because half of the movie is a set-up until will get to the meat of the story. Tomb Raider manages to be better than most origin stories because it gets to the action relatively early while still building up a decent character.
That character is, of course, Lara Croft. While Angelina Jolie did a great version as the knock-out explorer who is seasoned and badass, this version of everyone's favorite Tomb Raider is based on the newest games in the series. This Croft isn't a badass, yet, just a young woman trying to find her place in the world. Casting-wise, Alicia Vikander is a major coup. …