Monday, June 25

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: TOMB RAIDER (2018)

Director: Roar Uthaug
Writers: Geneva Robertson-Dworet (screenplay by), Alastair Siddons (screenplay by) 
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins 

 1h 58min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy 

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can't understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn't ...

My thoughts:
Omg, this was so incredibly...DULL! Not an origin story worth watching,

First of all nothing about Alicia said Lara Croft. Yes yes I know she does not have to have big boobs (or is it pointy ones? ;), but it's Alicia herself. She seemed so nice, timid, harmless. Interesting in tombs or raiding? Not really. She did mess around with a bog bow and I was all please, give this girl a gun instead, I mean there is one right there!

Anyway Lara is being boring, then she goes to a boring island and then she runs around said boring island that NO ONE HAS SEEN. Right, there is not like there are satellites, but oh wait there is an evil group making sure no one can find it or whatevs.

I would not recommend this one. I usually like her in movies, I did not like her here. There were other actors, but they were unforgettable, except the guy whose ships she took. He was the only one shining through.

Not worth it. I was disappointed. I hope they do not make more.


Melliane said...

I haven't tried it but well for me it's Angelina so I didn't really like this choice

Carole Rae said...

Meh for me

Anachronist said...

I was toying with the idea of watching this one but now I think I'll pass...

Blodeuedd said...

She did fit the role.

total meh

Ha, but did you ever think you would have liked it?