Why Tomb Raider Is The Best Video Game Movie So Far

A Strong Lead Performance

If there’s one thing that most of the reviews have agreed on, even those that didn’t love the film, it’s that whatever faults has, Alicia Vikander is not one of them. The actress puts forth a strong performance as the new Lara Croft and is able to make her a believable action hero while also making her a relatable character. This is a Lara Croft you want to see overcome the odds, and you want to see just how she does it. It’s possibly the best performance ever in a video game based film. She not phoning it in and she’s not over the top. This is an “action hero” character to be sure, but not a character from a video game who is all powerful. This is what happens when you talk Oscar winners into playing video game characters.

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