Mar 16 2018
Based on the successful video game franchise, Tomb Raider features Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, who must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
The 2018 Tomb Raider film resets Lara Croft (Vikander) as a free-spirited, wayward youth. She is punched in the face, and in the stomach, she is thrown against rocks and sent careening through a forest, she is impaled, hit by a vehicle, left in an impossible one-handed dead hang at least four times, and she is choked, really choked, by both men and women alike. In two earlier films, in 2001 and 2003, Lara was played by an unblushingly sultry Angelina Jolie, whose body was strategically padded out for the part in order to meet a 15-year-old boy's standard of pulchritude. Along the way, she must evade villain Mathias Vogel (Walton Goggins), the leader of an expedition hired to locate Himiko's tomb and give the remains to Trinity, a shady corporation that wants to rule the world. Considering this is a more grounded and realistic take on the character, Vikander's performance doesn't need those qualities.
Video game movies are always hit or miss.
Vikander on finding the core of Lara's motivations and how it carries her throughout the film as she goes from reluctant heiress to figuring out what the real family business is.
Tomb Raider lacks punch in relaunch
Wall Street Journal: The greatest distinction of "Tomb Raider" may be its trombones.
The 2013 video game reboot of Tomb Raider was really something special. For some reason - maybe it's a effect of staring for so long at the smooth, dead-eyed faces of Don, Eric, Ivanka, and Jared - I found her ridiculous insistence on living by her wits and on her merits as worthy of a standing ovation. Many of us at Mondo are huge fans who grew up adoring the TOMB RAIDER games, so when the opportunity came up to develop a poster for the new film, we were absolutely stoked. Vogel takes Lara prisoner, reveals that he killed her father and intends to use Richard's research she brought with her to finally find the tomb. Let us know what you think. The plot focuses around Lara Croft's connection with her father. There's also a fair amount of violence, although as Lara is relatively new to this perilous line of work, there's very little that's casual about the carnage.
Alicia Vikander has done many things before 30. Rise of the Tomb Raider, the game's predecessor, was an Xbox timed exclusive, with the game eventually making its way to the PS4 and PC months after its initial release.
While Tomb Raider hints at supernatural elements to the Mother of Death's curse, the truth is much more science-based, as Lara discovers. But Jolie was never the thing that was wrong with the original two Tomb Raider films - in fact, according to most critics, she was the only thing those movies got right: Commanding, charismatic and bad-ass, she redefined the character and our image of her even as she was swinging and climbing and kicking her way through mediocre films.
Mar 16 2018
Shadow of the Tomb Raider news coming tomorrow, set for September release
The Tomb Raider movie will open nationwide this Friday and is already receiving some mixed reviews from critics overseas. A splash page went live this morning teasing something Tomb Raider related being revealed tomorrow morning.
Mar 13 2018
Global trade secretary Liam Fox criticises Trump administration over steel tariffs
In imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, President Trump said the USA military should be as self-sufficient as possible. Mr Trump has linked this to a new security agreement between the USA and Australia, which already have close military ties.
Mar 12 2018
Clemson Selected for NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2011
However, while the other teams know what their first-round opponent will be, the Gators will have to wait until Tuesday. These two teams could combine for 170 points, and the victor is going to make life very hard for Villanova .
Mar 11 2018
Trump hits European Union on trade days after imposing new tariffs
But most analysts think China will manage to reroute aluminum to other countries exempt from Trump's tariffs. Trump first drew the link between the metals tariffs and NAFTA on Monday in a Twitter message.
Mar 11 2018
Woods benefiting from 'subtle tweaks' after taking share of Valspar lead
By contrast, Rory McIlroy's Masters preparations suffered another blow as he finished Thursday on three over par. Added to an opening one under par, Woods sits on four under through 36 holes and in an early tie for the lead.
Mar 11 2018
Donald Trump needs unfamiliar tools like patience for North Korea talks
Sanders said Trump won't have the meeting "until we see concrete actions that match the words and the rhetoric of North Korea ". Sanders reiterated that the Trump administration will continue with its "maximum pressure" campaign on Pyongyang.
Mar 10 2018
Greensboro to host NCAA Selection Show viewing party on Sunday
In two of those appearances they made it to the Sweet 16 and in one year they made it as far as the Elite Eight . It is the most-often used word to describe Michigan's chances in the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament .
Mar 10 2018
Browns trade for Bills QB Tyrod Taylor
Speaking of Kizer, the Browns' second-round selection a year ago was traded to the Packers, per the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . The Browns are planning to negotiate a long-term deal that could make Landry one of highest-paid wide receivers in the league.
Mar 10 2018
KU, K-State to meet in Big 12 semifinal showdown
The Jayhawks (24-7) and Red Raiders (23-8) are comfortably in the field of 68, though they still have plenty on the line. He finished with 11 points and five rebounds, so it wasn't one of his best games.
Mar 09 2018
Live updates from Tiger Woods' Round 2 at the Valspar Championship
From the people who have reached out to me and the advice I've been given, you can't ask, 'Why?' in life. "We can all see that". On Wednesday, Woods shot a -2 during the Pro Am event at Innisbrook , getting a feel for the Copperhead course and his own game.
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