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Compared to most action-adventure stories, it's pretty average. But compared to other video-game movies, this is definitely one of the better game adaptations. It borrows more heavily from the more recent Tomb Raider games than the older '90s games most people are probably more familiar with (particularly Lara's use of bow-and-arrow instead of her trademark twin pistols). It's less tongue-in-cheek than the two Angelina Jolie films (which also fits with the darker tone of the recent games), but still manages to be a fun time.
First of all, I really like that we see a more natural and real Lara, where Jolie's was excessively sexualized - even her breasts were made bigger, to what purpose could one ask (Yes she has huge melons in the game series, but therefore they don't necessarily have to be brought on the big screen, even though it will sell tickets)
This Lara is not immortal, she is down to earth and we see how she becomes Tomb Raider, as opposed to the previous films.
I miss more humor and Lara's intellect could appear more than a time or two.
The fact that there is not a foolish love story with some dream boy with abs is liberating.
True enough to the franchise I would say. Would def go see a sequel. While Angelina's Lara was sexy af, Alicia's Lara brings a more rounded experience. A good story arc too. If only the puzzles were real and the clues and hints at more content given a better place.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!