Review of Movie Tomb Raider – 2018

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Posted March 13, 2018 by in Action

Rating

PLOT / STORYLINE
70%


ACTING
75%


DIRECTING
80%


CINEMATOGRAPHY
70%


SCRIPT
80%


GRAPHICS / ANIMATION
80%


BACKGROUND SCORE
70%


Total Score
75%

75/ 100

Quick Stats

Length: 118 minutes
 
Release Date: 15th March, 2018 (UAE)
 
Studio: Warner Bros
 
Storyline: Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination -- a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown.
 
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What We Liked:

Good Adaption of the story from the Tomb Raider 2013 game. Good acting by Alicia Vikander , Mathias Vogel & Dominic West. Realistic fight sequences compared to other super hero movies.
 

What We Disliked:

Nothing in special, could have high end actors.
 
What We Thought

It is good movie to watch and especially you have played Tomb Raider game and seen the earlier movies. The New Tomb Raider actress doesn’t have the sex appeal looks like Angelina Jolie but a tough girl with fighting will power.
As for the screenplay, at the start of the movie,it looked like a typical average low cost British movie but as movie proceeded and FX and CGI was added later, it look much better to be high value movie. 

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Thanks to @ReelCinemas (#ReelCinemas) & @Dolby (#DolbyCinemaME), I had the opportunity to see the premiere of new #TombRaider at #DubaiMarinaMall, UAE.

#TombRaider (2018) at Reel Cinemas Dubai Marina Mall

#TombRaider (2018) at Reel Cinemas Dubai Marina Mall

Before I entered the theatre, my mind was full of images of Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ( 2001) and the Game Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics .  I wondered . . .  will the director Roar Uthaug able to do justice to Tomb Raider series with new Actress Alicia Vikander (Lara Croft), as people will compare her with Sexy Angelina Jolie.
After doing some research on the net to know more about the new #TombRaider and made me curious to go and watch the movie. 

Tomb Raider Game (2013)

The #TombRaider (2018) story is adapted from the Tomb Raider game ( 2013) by Crystal Dynamics.  As per the game Tomb Raider is set on Yamatai, an island from which Lara, who is untested and not yet the battle-hardened explorer she must save her friends and escape while being hunted down by a malevolent cult. Gameplay elements focus more on survival, although exploration is used within the game when exploring the island and various optional tombs.

#TombRaider (2018)

This movie is about young Lara Croft before she became superb fighter . From start of the movie #TombRaider, Alicia Vikander (Lara Croft) is shown as average British girl lives a reckless and carefree life, who is staying on her own and working has food delivery girl and who even lose a fight in MMA gym. But she is shown as smart, expert on puzzles and limited skills for fighting. She searching for her father Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) who has gone for some work and said to be missing since 7 years.

When she is arrested after an accident involving a police car, Richard’s business partner Ana Miller (Kristin Scott Thomas) posts her bail and warns her that if she does not claim her inheritance, her father’s estate will be sold off. Lara reluctantly accepts and comes into possession of the key to her father’s office. There she finds a pre-recorded message from Richard detailing his research into Himiko, the mythical Queen of Yamatai who was said to command the power over life and death. Richard warns Lara to destroy all of his research but Lara decides to investigate further. 

She lands in Hong Kong and meets fisher Lu Ren (Daniel Wu) where she bribes Lu Ren, captain of the ship Endurance, whose father’s boat was hired by Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) to visit lost island in the Dragon’s Triangle off the coast of Japan. They reach the island in stormy weather and ship gets wrecked and Lara Croft meets Mathias Vogel (Walton Goggins) who is the warlord with a small army and got slaves to work for him. 

What appealed to me was the acting Alicia Vikander , Mathias Vogel & Dominic West.  Alicia is has slender Athletic body who is shown developing her skills with movie proceeding and including her expression on her first kill to save herself. I would like to appreciate the effort of  director Roar Uthaug who made sure , audience was not bored a bit and there was always to look forward to some action or what going to happen next. Example: being Lara Croft as per earlier 2001 movie, she is suppose to be superb fighter and can kill numerous villains in style but here she is learning and shown using her brain and trying to survive and win in the situation.  Trying to keep it realistic the director has shown Lara Croft as vunerable as any normal human being. Walton Goggins did  good job as villain and he has been shown as ruthless person and ready to kill anyone to complete his contract job for which he is on the island for 7 seven years. He works for Trinity who wants to have the Shamanistic powers which release evil and destroy the world and his concern is to get the contract done by any means. 

Conclusion

It is good movie to watch and especially you have played Tomb Raider game and seen the earlier movies. The New Tomb Raider actress doesn’t have the sex appeal looks like Angelina Jolie but a tough girl with fighting will power.

As for the screenplay, at the start of the movie,it looked like a typical average low cost British movie but as movie proceeded and FX and CGI was added later, it look much better to be high value movie. The star cast are not the top of the range commercial artist as compared to older Tomb Raider. The background Score is good and but not single any music or songs which you could remind you of the movie compared to old one.

Another thing was watching the movie in #Reel Cinemas and epspecially in #Dolbytheater on  #DolbyZero screen which provided me with 360 degree surround sound  and good contrast vivid colors.

I would look forward to see more of the new Tomb Raider sequel.

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