Alright, movie-goers and video game addicts; here’s my review of 2018’s Tomb Raider! Let’s go ahead and jump right into it. Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. Starring the beautifully stunning Alicia Vikander as the fierce Lara Croft. In my opinion, she’s the perfect fit for a Tomb Raider movie saga. She gives an enticing performance; whether she’s having a blast, mad, or hurt. Alicia Vikander delivers the perfect embodiment of Lara Croft.
Now, as I am sure you’re wondering about the supporting cast. So, here it is! Dominic West as Lord Richard Croft, Walton Goggins as Mathias Vogel, and Daniel Wu as Lu Ren. Of course, there’s tons of other great cast supporters. But who wrote this masterpiece? The answer is Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and Alastair Siddons. Now, Tomb Raider is the first screenplay by Geneva but not her last. She’s been announced to write screenplays for Captain Marvel, Sherlock Holmes 3, and Dungeons and Dragons. Alastair is known for their work on Trespass Against Us, In The Dark Half, and Inside Out. The Director is none other than Roar Uthaug. Best known for Fritt Vilt, Flukt, and The Wave. I’d give the Cast Score a 5 Out of 5 Stars.
Let’s jump into the Tomb Raider’s music score. Electronic mastermind pioneer, Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL brings a enticing dark mood, and brilliant thundering dramatic music to life. Here’s a couple of my favorite tracks,. The Devil’s Sea, Remember This, Never Give Up, Becoming the Tomb Raider, and The Croft Legacy. I’d have to say, this has to be one of my favorite scores in very recent years. Junkie XL is known for his work on Dark Tower, Distance Between Dreams, Batman v Superman, Black Mass, and Mad Max: Fury Road. I’d give the Music Score a 5 out of 5 Stars!
Here’s my final thoughts. There’s so much potential with that the film setup; possibly a sequel. As someone who has played tons of the Tomb Raider games; I’d have to say my favorite is Tomb Raider (2015). Which is what this film is based off of. It’s the beginning of the Lara Croft series. Very different take from the other two films that came out in 2001 and 2003. Well, is it a great, good, or horrible film? I’d say it’s pretty dang great film! I recommend checking this out for yourself as soon as possible.
Artist, Comic Geek, Horror Fiend, Musician, Photographer, and Writer.