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RenanKJ

Hey, everyone. Just wondering what do you think of the new TR film. Based on trailers it seems they're mixing both games, with a higher focus on the first one, and apparently Lara's personality is closer to the original games... I have zero to negative hopes of a film based on a videogame being good, but this could be decent.

That said, I've read recently about how Alicia (Lara's actress) reinvented the role. I don't like this sort of statement, though, after all Camilla (Lara's motion capture actress) is the one that brought this new Lara to life...

Anyway, what do you think? Any expectations?

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Tasuki

It's a movie based off of a video game I am not expecting much and I will wait till it comes to Netflix.

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kyleforrester87

Yeah if this is average I'll be impressed.

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Th3solution

Since I’m a fan of the franchise I hold out hope, but the first trailer was pretty unimpressive. The most recent trailer made it look better and got me a little more optimistic. I anticipate it will be better than most video game inspired movies, but that’s not saying much.

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grenworthshero

I loved the first two movies with Angelina Jolie. This one actually looks kind of lame from the trailers tbh, but I'm hoping they can make it fun, at least. Also, Alicia Vikander is hawt, so there's that...

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FullbringIchigo

honestly i would have preferred they do a new story instead of rehashing the games and judging by the trailers i'm not hopeful, i also don't think Vikander will be able to pull of Lara, she doesn't seem to have the same attitude again that's going by the trailers so i could be wrong but as of right now i'm expecting a mediocre film at best

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JohnnyShoulder

The first TR film is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. The second was pure trash imo. I don't think Vikander is the right fit either and would have preferred someone like Rebecca Ferguson or Emily Blunt for the role. I don't have high hopes for this and and won't be wasting the price of a cinema ticket on it.

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kyleforrester87

Only good thing about the first one was it had Arnold Rimmer in it as the butler.

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FullbringIchigo

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kyleforrester87

@FullbringIchigo 😂 I googled that earlier.

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Wesker

Looks just like Mr. Brittas.

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FullbringIchigo

@Wesker now that you mention it ^_^
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BAMozzy

I watched the 'new' Alicia Vikander film on Netflix a few weeks ago. I know the trailer seemed to make it look like the 'reboot' game but that is really the only moments in the film that 'borrow' from the game. There are elements that are similar - the fact that Lara is 'young' and not the experience 'Tomb Raider', the fact that she ends up on a boat that ends up getting shipwrecked and Lara ends up on an Island. That's hardly 'spoiler' territory as the game and film trailer sets that up. The story and island are both different so you do get a 'different' birth of 'Lara' as the Tomb Raider to the game.

I enjoyed the Angelina Jolie movies too and I do think that sometimes, people/critics can't separate media. By that, I mean that they have an expectation based on either games (in the case of Tomb Raider), Books (like IT, Pet Sematary etc), Comics (BvS, Suicide Squad) or whatever crosses over into other media. Its not helped by the fact that a game can take 20hrs plus and designed around giving the player a lot more to do that doesn't translate well to movies. Its not helped by books having a LOT more pages and creating a mental picture and more background info that has to be condensed down to 90-120mins etc etc.

Films that are 'created' from scratch, have no pre-conceived ideas can be 'better' as there is no expectations. It gets harder to make sequels too as they have to make a 'better' film, exceed expectations and appease the fans. If you are a fan of Tomb Raider games, you have a preconception of what a film based on the game should be, the way the actress should be, the way the film should play out. If you can separate the expectations of the different media, go into the film without expectation, then all 3 Tomb Raider films are decent.

I know that the Transformers films often get a lot of stick but overall I have enjoyed them. I know a lot of those that 'hate' on them tend to bring up the cartoon movie as a point of comparison, that the films aren't as good. The only film that I was a little 'meh' about was the Last Knight (the 5th) but all the rest, I enjoyed for what they were, a great action and entertaining movie in a 'different' universe with excellent special effects - it may of got a bit tired after seeing them transform over 5 (now 6 with Bumblebee) but they were different to the cartoon because there is a Human element to these as well. They were never going to live up to the expectation of you as a kid seeing your toys come to life in a cartoon - especially after the thrill of seeing Optimus transform on the big screen for the 20th time or so.

If you haven't seen the new Tomb Raider film yet, I would say its an enjoyable watch with a completely different story. Some elements of the game are utilised in the story - almost as an easter egg nod for those that enjoyed the games but its still a different story, different cast of characters and people should try and see it without any preconceptions - this is a film, not a game...

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