Tomb Raider, which was one of the most popular games of mostly everyone’s childhood since 1999 and also held one of biggest names in the gaming industry. The franchise also made it’s way to many more series of the game as well as live-action movies such as Angealina Jolie’s 2001 version of the movie which nearly mesmerized everyone. Regardless, we never really got to see how she came acquire the title of the ‘Tomb Raider’.
Tomb Raider, the 2018’s version of the game adaptation explains just that. In fact, the movie favors the gameplay over any story written manually. Moreover, it drops one of the most known Tomb Raider franchise’s core narrative hooks. So, before we give you our version of the review, check out the trailer:
The film dates back to when Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) was at the age of 21 and was a “fiercely independent” woman who lived the in East London as a bike courier for a living. It’s unusual for the daughter of a millionare to scrap by like this but Lara refused to believe the death of her father after his disappearance due to which she is unable to inherit his empire. Lara is also penniless who must face her destiny and ultimately find out her father’s whereabouts. One day, she discovers a puzzle box left by her father which leads her to a mystery and a globe-touring adventure to an island where his father had disappeared while trying to research something.
Lara leaves behind everything to search for her lost father’s last known destination point: a tomb on a mythical island near the off coast of Japan. However, just reaching the island is extremely dangerous and Lara must muster up the courage to find her father while armed with only one pocket knife and her sharp mind. She must learn to push herself beyond limits to the unknown destinations, mysterious places, uncover lost artifacts and fight the enemies that are after her father.
Alicia Vikander leads the cast which includes Dominic West as Croft’s father, Daniel Wu as Lu Ren, Kristin Scott Thomas as Ana Miller, Hannah John-Kamen as Sophie and Nick Frost in many unknown roles (look forward to it!). Director Roar Uthaug has done an exceptional job with introducing the character and including many elements known in the game to the movie itself.
Tomb Raider has already been released but the excitement still continues and the cast hopes it will top the box office with its success. If you’re a fan of thriller, action, mysteries and mostly importantly Tomb Raider, then this movie is worth the money!
So, what are you waiting for? Book it now!