By Abby Cronk
Angelina Jolie’s tomb raiding, strong female lead film is getting a reboot with the actress Alicia Vikander – and we’re along for the ride. NOW SHOWING: Tomb Raider in RealD 3D.
Friday April 6th through Thursday April 12th at 7 PM and Monday April 9th at 2 PM.
This film is rated PG-13 and runs 118 minutes. And just a reminder about our RealD 3D films – we show it in regular 2D format on Sunday and Tuesday.
Now let’s dive in to what this film is about. We know a little bit from the series in 2001, but let’s see what going on in 2018. Laura Croft is the daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was just a teenager. Now, at 21, Lara is a bike courier through the streets of East London where she’s barely making rent and barely making it to her college classes. Determined to set a life of her own and not wanting to take reins of her father’s empire – she rejects that he’s truly gone. Lara decides to finally solve his mysterious death, going against her father’s wishes she leaves everything behind to head to his last known destination; a tomb on a mythical island somewhere off the coast of Japan. First, she has to try to get to the destination, which sounds pretty tricky in itself; then she has to fight her way through to find out the truth.
Did you know that this franchise is based off of a video game of the same title? It was released in 1996 and is the sixth best-selling PlayStation video game (Wikipedia.org).
If you’re looking for action, I think this one is the one to see. I’m looking forward to this one. You may remember Alicia Vikander from Jason Bourne (2016), The Danish Girl (2015) and Ex Machina (2014). From the clips and previews I’ve seen, I think Vikander seems to do a great job playing Lara Croft. You may be surprised that this one is already getting its reboot but there were so many things wrong with the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider series that fans will enjoy this one more. Jolie was put on as more of a lusty show, where the writers and director here are showing more of Lara Crofts personality and strength rather than just “looks”. This is obviously a general theme throughout culture right now and I think it has been a long time coming.
As always – we can’t wait to see you at the movies!