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Old 03-14-2018, 11:21 AM   #1
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GameSpot and IGN's Tomb Raider Movie Reviews


GameSpot: A Great Video Game Adaptation

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The new Tomb Raider is a pretty good action movie and a better than average video game adaptation, with a stunning performance from Oscar winner Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. What really elevates it, though, are a couple of extremely specific story and design decisions that set it apart from all its contemporaries, from Indiana Jones and Uncharted to past Tomb Raider games and movies.

To say exactly where the story goes that makes Tomb Raider so unique would be a spoiler, but let's just say it stays surprisingly grounded.

That's a word you can apply to more or less the whole movie. Much of the action is heightened to unbelievable proportions, though no more so than in the 2013 Tomb Raider game, which was widely praised for its "gritty realism." The movie is a direct adaptation of that game, and it more than does it justice, even surpassing it in many ways.
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At its best, Tomb Raider is a passable action movie. It has some cool fight scenes and a neat tomb to raid. But this iteration of iconic adventurer Lara Croft misses the mark by reducing her identity to her relationship with her missing father and her physical prowess. This movie may directly lift many elements from the excellent 2013 video game reboot, but it disappointingly chooses not to adapt what made Lara an interesting and deep character.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:36 AM   #4
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The reviews so far seem to sound a lot like the Ghost In the Shell reviews: visually on point, but lacking in the story department. There seems to be a feeling of "Why bother?" for anyone who played the game.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:24 PM   #5
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Yet I watched 'Ghost in the Shell', the anime, a week before the new movie and found both practically the same film. ??? Am I missing something there?
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:46 PM   #6
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I think it'll be fun. Probably soulless, but fun. With MoviePass, almost any movie is passable, lol. I'll be seeing it.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:04 PM   #7
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I'll wait until it is on Netflix to watch it.

Didn't like the casting for it and with these reviews it's a definitive pass on this.
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Yet I watched 'Ghost in the Shell', the anime, a week before the new movie and found both practically the same film. ??? Am I missing something there?
The politics, philosophy, and overall character motivations are completely different between the live action film and the anime film.
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it's like they tried to make her look less attractive or something.


Really, I get that she has similarities, but this actress....just isn't looking the part regardless if you think she's attractive or not.



but I'll hold my judgment and watch it first, I"m just waiting for them to make her a man with a vagina, and this to be a SJW film.
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You just can't go back to that chick after you've had Angelina Jolie. You just can't.
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