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Film Review: Alicia Vikander Has a Case of the Runs in ‘Tomb Raider’

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CHICAGO – Movies based on video games are almost never good… even the best ones only ascend to the level of “barely watchable.” By that measure, “Tomb Raider” can be considered a modest success since it didn’t make me want to claw my eyes out. I have to confess I never saw either of the first two films with Angelina Jolie, but after watching this I’m not actually clamoring at the bit to catch up.

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 1.5/5.0
Rating: 1.5/5.0

Alicia Vikander slips into the crop top and combat boots this time around as Lara Croft, an English heiress modeled a bit after Indiana Jones, and it cribs liberally from that series and others about globe-trotting adventurers. In this story, Croft sets off for Japan to investigate what happened to her father, who vanished eight years prior while looking for an ancient Japanese queen of death called Himako.

”Tomb Raider” opens everywhere on March 16th in 3D, IMAX and regular screenings. See local listings for 3D and IMAX theaters and show times. Featuring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walter Goggins, Kirstin Scott Thomas and Derek Jacobi. Written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons. Directed by Roar Uthaug. Rated “PG-13”

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Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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