Review: Tomb Raider Offers a Mixed Bag

It has been fifteen years since Angelina Jolie starred as Lara Croft on the big screen. That best supporting actress Oscar winner has gone on to other projects and now we have another best supporting actress Oscar winner taking on the ironic character in a cinematic reboot of the franchise.

Alicia Vikander, who won her Oscar for The Danish Girl, stars as the title character in the new action-packed Tomb Raider. As the film begins, Croft is a bicyclist food delivery person. She rides around London — veering around traffic and pedestrians alike — on her way to her destinations. Croft has inherited a fortune from her missing father Richard (Dominic West) but refuses to accept that he’s dead.

When she visits the headquarters of her father’s business empire, she finds...

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Mar 17th 2018
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