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Honestly, I Was Mostly OK With Both of These Movies

In a bit of fun comedic commentary, Honest Trailers has combined Tomb Raider and Pacific Rim: Uprising. I saw both of these movies in the theater and, must like this trailer says, they’re both pretty fine.

But it’s a hot Tuesday, soon to be a holiday, so let’s just enjoy and have a nice day!

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There’s Gonna Be Another Tomb Raider Game

If you’re like me, you never played any of the classic Tomb Raider games that made the series popular in the first place. If you’re also like me, the first ever Tomb Raider game that you actually played was the 2013 reboot, which you enjoyed enough to buy and play the 2015 sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider.

And this means you’ll be excited to hear about the threequel, Shadow of the Tomb Raider!

Yeah, I’m excited to have another game in this series to play. It’s a fun action game with solid gameplay, cool cinematic moments, and an OK storyline. Bring on another one! I’ll gladly play.

Also, while we’re on the subject, I mostly enjoyed the forgettable Tomb Raider movie earlier this year. It’s based on this series of games, and they do an OK job with it, but made a lot of boring story and character choices. Could have been better. We probably won’t get a sequel.

But hooray for a new game in a couple months! Did I tell you readers that I’ve decided to splurge on a Playstation 4, to get me back into the console game after 2+ years?

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Just So Many Trailers

Over the weekend, the universe dropped just so many trailers, you guys. I’ve loved watching movie trailers since the E! Network had a show called Coming Attractions back when I was a kid! It was literally a half-hour TV show that played movie trailers and I was a big fan. So I love sharing movie trailers on this ol’ blog o’mine!

First up, Tomb Raider.

Fun fact: I’ve never seen the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies. Or if I have, I have forgotten everything about them. And I never played the original Tomb Raider games either. The only Tomb Raider I’ve actually experienced have been the last two rebooted games, which are really fun. And the new movie is based on those games, so I have highish hopes.

Next up, Ash vs. Evil Dead, season 3!

Love this show. Can’t wait for the new season!

Third up is Super Troopers 2!

Loved the first movie, so I’m excited for the new one. But honestly, this trailer is kind of lame. Not the quality I expect. Hopefully the movie fares better.

Last is Rampage!

The Rock vs. a bunch of giant monsters with a nice quippy sense of humor? Yeah, sure, I’ll watch.

The Super Bowl is coming up, so more movie trailers are coming up! Brace yourselves!

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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.

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Old School vs New. When classic videogames attack, who can defend us?

Another instant classic from Freddie Wong. Enjoy!

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