Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

DVD - 2018
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"Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, is driven to solve the puzzle of her father's mysterious death on her own. Armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit, Lara must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she braes the perilous journey into unknown lands, and ultimately earns the name Tomb Raider."--Container.
Publisher: Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment, Australia : [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD TOMB
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 112 min.)

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LoganLib_Kirra Jul 05, 2018

Tomb Raider is the fast-paced and action-packed movie inspired from the popular video game turned movie series with a young Lara Croft on her first adventure. This movie partially follows the storyline of the 2013 video game "Tomb Raider" so fans of the games will enjoy seeing it come t... Read More »


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rsyw
Sep 06, 2018

Was pleasantly surprised how FUN this movie is. Lots of non-stop action scenes and amazing visuals. Alicia Vikander definitely has a different take than Angelina's Jolie's iconic role, but she does well to be a different type of Lara Croft. Would recommend a watch as it's just good entertainment - not realistic but fun.

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Jenlee_c
Sep 03, 2018

I can see the effort Alicia Vikander put into this role, but the action in this film is mediocre, and there are not enough puzzles. The dialogue also has no wit at all. The style of this film seems a bit outdated too; exploitive bad white guy, plus the Asian thugs on fishing boats seems a bit 90's.

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jgrobillard
Aug 27, 2018

My view may be biased as I have been playing the games from the beginning, so please take it with a grain of salt.

While fair to the concept of the Tomb Raider franchise, this film comes in as an underwhelming experience. The adaptation from the Tomb Raider 2013 video game is rather weak and calls upon many details revealed in the squeal game Rise of the Tomb Raider and the companion books and comics. Lara's journey through Yamatai was a showcase of how she became a survivor against heavy odds . Over the coarse of the film there was very little growth in that aspect.

Many key characters to the story are either non-existent or are downplayed to scene filler rolls. And many of the games QTE's are used almost so exactly as to call them re-renders for a remastered edition of the game.

If you are looking for a simple action film then this will probably foot the bill. But if you are an avid gamer you would get more enjoyment out of the games, novels, and comics.

8.5/10 as film by it's self 6.9/10 for the portrayal of the franchise.

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trevordunfordswife
Aug 26, 2018

Vikander underwhelms as Lara Croft. She has great strength obviously but her overall presence just sort of fades into the background. Overall the movie was okay. The villain was more of an ass than an evil psychopath.

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Keogh
Aug 11, 2018

Alicia Vikander's take as Lara, and her character's bond with her father, are what make this adaptation work. The movie has the elements you'd expect out of the franchise- global threatening ancient secrets, improbable escapes, preposterous hidden places, and situations that no one should rightfully be able to survive.

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tj_is_cool
Aug 04, 2018

Watchable but the video game was way better, even though the producers of the movie were the makers of the video game.

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GiovanniS
Aug 04, 2018

I just like watching this movie because of Alicia's performance. I looked at the extras on the Blu-Ray and see she was always into this a child and trained extensively. She put allot of soul into her part. The overall movie was a nice fun watch. I have watched it twice already and put it on hold again. The hold-list speaks for itself and it has been circulating for quite a while.

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Merenwen
Jul 29, 2018

You have to suspend belief with some of the action scenes, but that's typical of any big-budget action movie. Still, I was impressed. This adaptation makes the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies look like commercials for Axe body spray. (It helps that Alicia Vikander ACTUALLY KNOWS THE FRANCHISE - she said on Fallon that she played the games as a kid.)

I will definitely seek out the sequel, if there is one. (I imagine there will be. You don't have a cliffhanger like that unless a sequel is in the works.)

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Squid_1
Jul 27, 2018

Too many improbable and impossible scenes.
Throughout all barriers and challenges, her hair looked fabulous! :)

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Alyxwrites
Jul 26, 2018

"Overall, I really enjoyed Tomb Raider, I think Alicia Vikander was a great Lara Croft and she really helped propel the movie forward. Yes, she does some stupid stuff but no adventure without stupid and determination lol. I thought she physically embodied this twenty-one year old Lara and it was great seeing where her adventures started. The supporting characters were also fine and did their job for the story..."

Copy and past the link for the rest of the review!
https://alyxwrites.blog/2018/03/18/tomb-raider-2018-movie-review/

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CUBEFRENZY
Aug 02, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Jump scares, disease that makes your blood black and possesses you. Usual tomb stuff. The jump scares will get you.

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CUBEFRENZY
Aug 02, 2018

Violence: Some kicking, punching, etc. Boxing scene at the start. Multiple people are shot dead. Person literally choked to death by Lara.

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CUBEFRENZY
Aug 02, 2018

Coarse Language: Hell, etc. No swear words from what I remember.

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reypotter06
Jul 02, 2018

Violence: killing, punching, kicking, shooting, etc.

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reypotter06
Jul 02, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A disease that takes control of you and makes you go mad and die. It also makes your veins go black. A dead body does sudden movements.

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