Here is our two minute spoiler free review of Tomb Raider – the film, not the game!
There have been many Tomb Raider games over the years, and with the recent reboot and the forthcoming release Shadow of the Tomb Raider, there is a lot of interest in Lara Croft.
The new movie, entitled Tomb Raider, stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. Unlike the previous Tomb Raider movies staring Angelina Jolie, this Lara isn’t yet a Tomb Raider. Struggling on her own, still not over the death of her father, the movie starts with Lara as a bike messenger in London trying to earn some extra money to pay her own way. Yes she has this huge fortune but she doesn’t want anything to do it.
Following a discovery about her father and his last adventure, Lara sets off to find out what happened to him, and on the way discovers a lot about herself.
The film is very loosely based on the recent Tomb Raider game – a ship, an island, a group on the island, tombs and so on (I don’t want to ruin the film, or the game for you). Needless to say the rest of the movie is a fairly non-stop action movie, which is exactly what you would expect from a Tomb Raider movie.
It’s clearly set up to be the first of a new franchise, and I hope there will be others.
If you are a fan of the Tomb Raider games, or you just want to watch a fun and entertaining movie, then you should check out Tomb Raider.
Available now on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, DVD and 4K UHD.