Tomb Raider (Dir. Roar Uthaug, 2018)
Having re-watched the most recent #laracroft
, I thought I would give a review with hopefully, some fresh optimism.
Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of the Tomb Raiders, though I have played and enjoyed the #games
in the past, for me they have never really seemed to translate well to the big screen, even with #angelinajolie
in the role. This is the case for most #videogames
, please don’t get me started on #michaelfassbender
nor Timothy Oliphant or Rupert Friend‘s #hitman
films. Often film studios try to cash in on the success of these game franchises and, with most adaptations, forget what really draws players/audiences to them in the first place.
In 2015 Adrian Askarieh, the producer of the Hitman films, stated that he wanted to see a shared #squareenix
film universe with #justcause #deusex
among Tomb Raider and Hitman. Thankfully, he doesn’t have the rights to them (just yet) so we can be spared from another film universe (remember the Dark Universe?). However, I can imagine this would do well as a series. Alicia Vikander’s rendition is enjoyable enough, bringing humanity, genuine pain to the role and overcoming physical hurdles. But with its threadbare plot, off-kilt CGI and underdeveloped secondary characters, there’s plenty to work on should there be a sequel. I would actually like there to be one this time, it seems so many franchises fail at the first hurdle and die right there and then. This grossed $273M against a $90M budget – hopefully that’s fodder enough to get a series running and there’s definitely room for one with The Trinity subplot and #kristenscottthomas
as the next villain.
What did you think?
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