Tomb Raider Review


Andrew Cappuccio, Staff Writer

It wasn’t a surprise that when the 2013 Tomb Raider video game reboot received terrific ratings Hollywood made the announcement they would be rebooting the movie series, that starred Angelina Jolie as the title character,as well.

Tomb Raider [2018] explored the origin story the iconic heroine Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander). Much like the the 2013 reboot, Lara is keen to find out what happened to her father. Led by clues that Richard Croft (Dominic West) left behind, Lara travels to Hong Kong, looking for an old friend of her father’s who had a boat with the name “Endurance” on it. There, she meets the son of said friend, Lu Ren (Daniel Wu), who has similar daddy issues with Lara. Together, they make the endeavor to try and find Yamatai, an island within the Devil’s Sea. There, Lara hopes she will be able to finally know the fate of her father. Encountered by a deadly storm, the “ Endurance” gets shipwrecked on the island of Yamatai. Her journey to become the iconic tomb raider was about to begin. Facing Trinity, an evil organization that Lara’s father warns her about, the wilderness, Lara is forged into a survivor.

The movie has very good action sequences and does a good job of adapting a video game to the big screen, by taking both stories of the 2013 reboot and it’s sequel; it is in my opinion that they should have made it more of a struggle for Lara much like in the video game. I will give Tomb Raider a solid 7 out of 10.