There’s Gonna Be a New Tomb Raider Movie
I don’t think I ever watched the original Tomb Raider movies with Angelina Jolie. In all honesty, I never played the original Tomb Raider video games either. Maybe a little bit, here or there. It was just never part of my video game lexicon.
At least not until the most recent video game reboot, which actually seems to have inspired the new movies.
The two newest games — Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider — are really fun games! They’re very cinematic and involve a lot of extreme stunts, with a really scrappy vibe to them. This isn’t the cool and in charge Lara Croft, guns blazing. This is a Lara who gets into the muck and the blood as she struggles to survive in a harsh landscape against harsher bad guys.
The only problem I have with the games is that the stories aren’t very nuanced. Lara is good and the bad guys are just generically evil, one-dimensional villains who always seem to be 10 steps ahead of her until she finally scrapes out a win.
I like the games and I like the look of the movie.