Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins
Director: Roar Uthaug
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Action | Adventure | 2018
Alicia Vikander is the new Lara Croft in this newest Tomb Raider film, and she kills it. I’ve always been a fan of Alicia, particularly in drama’s with a ton of emotion, but she excels in this action packed film just the same. If you’ve seen the original Tomb Raider movie, starring Angelina Jolie, you have a sense of what the story is about. This new movie takes some of what the original had to offer: dead father, puzzles, finding tombs, and saving the world. However, I liked this one so much more than the one with Angelina Jolie.
Lara is living a life that isn’t the one she should be living. She refuses to believe her father is dead, and therefore living poor and not using the wealth her family has. So when she finally breaks down to sign the (okay I don’t actually know what the document is called, but basically it says her father is dead) papers, the man gives her a puzzle box and this starts a journey to find the place her father disappeared to.
All in all, it’s an island in the middle of the Devil’s sea which inhabits the tomb of an evil Japanese Queen. And the story just takes off from there as what you can expect from a Lara Croft plot line.
This film was full of action, tense moments, and edge of your seat viewing. I found my heart racing at each time Lara was running from something, trying to survive, and just in general the tomb. And then the next moment I found myself crying, because after an intense struggle from her, there then was a sappy moment that just makes a tear drop from your eyeball.
I thought the film was well done and I definitely would like to go see it again. There were a few scenes that make you jump… well at least the lady next to me… but I almost did a few times. I liked the relationship that Lara and Lu Ren had even though they had only just met. Dominic West plays a man stranded on a deserted island perfectly, and Walton Goggins is the antagonist who really brought the evil to the screen.
I’m going to give this film a “Loved It.” There’s supposedly another screening next week… maybe I’ll try to go again? I urge everyone to go see it when it comes to theaters on the 16th of this month. (5/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"