Tomb Raider – TPToA Podcast 64

It’s been 17 years since Lara Croft first appeared on the silver screen as portrayed by Angelina Jolie; since then, there’s been one sequel film and at least nine more games released on various platforms. Taking its cues from the rebooted game franchise of 2013, this Tomb Raider explores our heroine’s origin story, as Lara (Alicia Vikander) travels to a dangerous island off the coast of Japan in search of her [missing-presumed-dead] father (Dominic West). Dion, Quinny and Producer-Fel raid the tombs of critical opinion in search of valuable nuggets!

Reader Rating2 Votes
Alicia Vikander makes for a strong and engaging Lara Croft
The action sequences are exciting and shot with a very kinetic style
Lara's backstory is expanded on significantly
Its extremely derivative and what could be loving homages feel more like plagiarism
Some characters seem to be lacking motivation and energy
Games still aren't translating to movies very well