The obvious attraction in rebooting Tomb Raider for the big screen is to make it as vastly different from the campy tones of the Angelina Jolie movies as possible. That is, of course, if you weren’t a fan of those gloriously silly films (come on, admit it, they're a riot to watch).
So what will the Alicia Vikander-fronted version bring? Faithfulness to the original, of course! Well, sort of. The movie -- directed by Roar Uthaug -- will actually follow the narrative of the recently rebooted video game, and a new side-by-side video shows just how close the movie is sticking to it.
Check out this video from IGN to see for yourself:
Well, this is certainly good news for the die-hard fans of the video game who want to see their console activity adapted faithfully onscreen. Less so for Jolie fans, or those who still enjoy the odd repeated viewing of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003).
“This is the modern survival-action origin story time line as opposed to the classic [Lara Croft],” Rich Briggs, the brand director for Crystal Dynamics, recently revealed to CinemaBlend about the new movie.
Crystal Dynamics rebooted the video game in 2013, in an apparent decision to try and make Lara Croft more gritty and real to gamers, and make the game more realistic and modern. Yeah, somehow we can’t see the new Lara rocking the same skin-tight silver costume Jolie did in the last movie.
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