Release Date: March 16, 2018
Director: Roar Uthaug
Stars: Alicia Vickander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu
Plot: Lara Croft travels to a dangerous island to try to find her father, but unravels a deeper mystery
Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee
I really wanted to like this movie. I've been excited for it's release for several months. After seeing it, I was underwhelmed, but it is still a pretty decent popcorn flick. It's got some good action, some fun puzzles, and an interesting mystery with high stakes.
The down side is that it just isn't a good script. The dialogue isn't great, the characters are flat (except Lara who has a nice character arc unlike the Angelina Jolie Lara Croft character), and the pacing is all over the place.
I think the director knew he didn't have a lot with which to work, because there are a few moments where it feels like the movie is making fun of itself. It does get better in the third act when we finally get down to the business of raiding the tomb.
If you are looking for a fun action flick that gives you a couple of twists you will most likely enjoy this movie. Just know that things like physics, and bullet trajectories, and mortal wounds aren't really things in this world. If you go into the movie with that in mind you'll have a good time.