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Awesomeness not of the gaming level!

  • Akshay Kapoor

    Akshay Kapoor (82,643 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - March 09, 2018 7:01 PM IST
    2.9DM (10001 ratings)

    Verdict - Alicia Vikander lights up this powerful reboot but that somehow isn't just enough!

    Tomb Raider Watch trailerRelease date : March 08, 2018

    Every gaming fan in the world in some way or the other can find a reason to watch gaming movies. Given the kind of canvas Tomb Raider is set on, it is only understandable we as fans gave it a chance and we did. Especially when an Alicia Vikander steps in to give life to Lara Croft, expectations are bound to get high.

    Yes, a lot of us have grown up being used to watching Angelina Jolie in the same role who we'd all agree was quite a rage. But to be honest Alicia doesn't disappoint at all. She holds the fort on her own and does come out on top at crunch situations but was that ever going to be enough? Of course not!

    Besides a lot of takeaways that this film has, the father-daughter relationship is the one to carry home. Amid the action, stunts, visual effects, it's heartening that its writing never loses its grip. While Lara Croft of the video game is a character you carry very inconsistent feelings for, this one in the movie does evoke a lot of emotions you didn't see coming.

    What's unfortunate here is how the makers have failed to successfully put together pieces that were constituents in the possible making of a good film. Besides being clueless at times about where the film is headed, it just at times just doesn't feel fresh. While a lot may be attributed to the game it is based on, it somehow suffers to maintain the rhythm while making a cinematic shift.

    The director does wow us audiences at times with his exhuming filming techniques that captures raw action. It isn't a bad film by any measure, it just falls short of being a fine cinematic adaptation of a game, a practice not many can boast of successfully pulling off.

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