is a movie starring
Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, and Walton Goggins.
Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.
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Michael B. Jordan,
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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 ...Written by
Warner Bros. Pictures
When Empire Magazine interviewed Gemma Arterton on her vampire film Byzantium (2012). The actress was told that she had been on many fan's wish-list for the role of Lara Croft and one of the series of Twitter questions put to her by the interviewer asks, if she would be interested in playing Lara Croft and she gave the standard answer "If the script was good" and revealed she was a big fan of the video game as a teenager. See more »
The position of Anna's arms varies when she is in the police station with Lara. See more »
SPOILER: The title doesn't appear on screen until the end of the film. Following this is a brief scene of Lara returning to the pawn shop where she sold her pendant earlier in the film. She then purchases two guns, implying she will continue the fight in sequel films (a brief clip of this scene appeared in the first trailer for the movie). See more »
It's an okay action movie if you want to pass a couple of hours. But it's not great and it's not worth a second viewing.
I went in open minded and wanted to like this, but ultimately I was disappointed in Vikander's casting, as she is lacking in both stature and personality. She is weak and wooden and dull as Lara Croft, and unfortunately can't hold a candle to Jolie, who was magnificent, exciting, charming, captivating and perfect in the role.
The storyline is also lacking - a spoiled crybaby daughter looks for her Dad. Yawn.
This film steals lots of ideas and scenes straight from the game, but doesn't add anything new to them. You might as well just play the game, as playing it is more fun than watching this.
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