Tomb Raider (2018) Basic First Thoughts
So I got around to seeing the 2018 film adaptation of Tomb Raider, and from someone who never grew up much less played the games it was decent and is a step in the right direction for movies based on video games. The acting was fine but the one who stole the show was Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. Not only could I tell she was dedicated to the role, but also with this type of story she was more than up to the task. I thought the grittiness worked for this film, as well as how grounded it is. Lastly some of the CGI was fine though some areas probably could have been rendered a little better.
Some of the things I didn’t like though some of the editing I wasn’t a big fan of. A good example of this was the opening action scene where it kept cutting every few seconds at most, and it was really distracting. But the biggest problem was the screenplay was painfully by the numbers to the point where I was able to predict stuff coming a mile away. On top of that when it came to the villains while the performances were fine I didn’t buy that they believed this tomb exists if that makes sense.
Overall the 2018 version of Tomb Raider was an entertaining action-adventure film and as an overall film for a first time viewing was pretty decent, and definitely a step in the right direction for movies based on video games. But having said that some of the editing and the screenplay which had twists and turns that were so obvious it takes out my immersion of the film just a little bit. If you’re wanting a decent action-adventure film I would say it’s worth checking out on demand or worth renting.