Though entertaining in the moment and briskly paced, Tomb Raider never overcomes feeling like a video game that you watch instead of play.

The Tomb Raider video games have been around since 1996 and first made the jump to the big screen with a pair of Angelina Jolie-led movies in the early 2000s. 2018’s Tomb Raider is a reboot of the film series that, like the reboot game released in 2013, imbues the globe-trotting archaeological adventure title with a greater sense of realism, yet retains its pulpy feeling. With Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander assuming the role of protagonist Lara Croft and Roar Uthaug – director of the acclaimed Norwegian natural disaster thriller
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Tomb Raider Review: Alicia Vikander Almost Breaks the Video Game Curse

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