Will the 'Tomb Raider' reboot fall flat? | The Tylt
The first official photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the "Tomb Raider" reboot just dropped. Fans are stoked the Academy Award-winning actress has been cast in the role. Others are pissed Hollywood won't stop rebooting fan-favorite franchises. Plus, the "Tomb Raider" movies aren't critically-acclaimed hits; the first film has a 20 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics argue we don't need another. So, do you think Vikander embodying Lara Croft is enough to carry the reboot? 🎬
Will the 'Tomb Raider' reboot fall flat?
The "Tomb Raider" movie reboot is based on the reboot of the video games. While the video game franchise is praised for its strong female lead—especially since the reboot made sure not to objectify the character—the movie franchise isn't that acclaimed.
Vikander said in an interview with GQ:
We drew a lot of inspiration and reference from the game and the entire Tomb Raider canon to develop our world, and I believe fans will recognize that. At the same time, this is a completely different theatrical approach to Lara Croft that will offer something new in the origin and development of the character. It’s a story that not only highlights her incredible physical accomplishments but delves deeper into her humanity.
GamesRadar's Sam Prell writes:
Yup, that looks like Lara Croft alright. A new official image of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie has been released, and I gotta say, it basically looks like really, really nice cosplay - which is a good thing!
Yet, another Oscar winner has taken on the role of Lara Croft... and fans are excited.
Some detractors thought the first two movies starring Angelina Jolie sucked.
Both Tomb raider movies trash— Mr. Sargeant (@SGT_Visuals) March 15, 2017
Others can't stand that Hollywood is literally rebooting everything.
Where's the originality?!
Why is there a Tomb Raider reboot? Why is every new movie a reboot? is it that hard to come up with a fresh concept?— bloodofwolves (@LilPoorcelain) March 28, 2017
Plus, can Vikander really fill Jolie's shoes?
I just don't understand how you can reboot tomb raider after Angelina Jolie— misa (@ramiiisa) March 17, 2017