As you may have heard by now, the video game curse is still going strong. Tomb Raider certainly has some fans, but it’s simply not the critical hit many had their fingers crossed for. As of now, the film holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of 49% and a MetaCritic score of 46%. Of course, there’s always the chance that the film does well financially, which could mean a sequel and franchise – regardless of the reviews.
As I say in my video review below:
“Yes, Tomb Raider is a disappointment, but it isn’t absolutely terrible. Lazy may be the right word, since there is some fun to be had with the effort put in the right places, only for much else to fall short.”
Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristen Scott Thomas and Dominic West, is currently in cinemas.
Official synopsis for Tomb Raider:
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.
Leaving everything she knows behind, Lara goes in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.