Rent Tomb Raider (2018)

3.0 of 5 from 858 ratings
1h 53min
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Synopsis:
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, is driven to solve the puzzle of her father's mysterious death on her own. Armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit, Lara must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she braves the perilous journey into unknown lands, and ultimately earns the name tomb raider.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Graham King
Writers:
Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Top 100 Films, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/07/2018
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 'Tomb Raider: Uncovered': The cast and crew of 'Tomb Raider' reveal the challenges - and the fun - of bringing Lara Croft's thrilling adventures to life for a new generation
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/07/2018
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description, Italian
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Italian Hard of Hearing, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • 'Tomb Raider: Uncovered': The cast and crew of 'Tomb Raider' reveal the challenges - and the fun - of bringing Lara Croft's thrilling adventures to life for a new generation
  • 'Lara Croft: Evolution of an Icon': Explore the revolutionary 'Tomb Raider' saga from video games to movies, and discover how Lara Croft became one of the most popular and successful female characters of all time
  • 'Croft Training': Enter the gym with Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander as she prepares for the most physically demanding role of her career and transforms into the iconic action hero Lara Croft
  • 'Breaking Down the Rapids': Join director Roar Uthaug as he and other members of the cast and crew break down the film's most exciting action set piece
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/07/2018
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description, French, German, Thai, Turkish
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Castillian, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German Hard of Hearing, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • 'Tomb Raider: Uncovered': The cast and crew of 'Tomb Raider' reveal the challenges - and the fun - of bringing Lara Croft's thrilling adventures to life for a new generation
  • 'Lara Croft: Evolution of an Icon': Explore the revolutionary 'Tomb Raider' saga from video games to movies, and discover how Lara Croft became one of the most popular and successful female characters of all time
  • 'Croft Training': Enter the gym with Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander as she prepares for the most physically demanding role of her career and transforms into the iconic action hero Lara Croft
  • 'Breaking Down the Rapids': Join director Roar Uthaug as he and other members of the cast and crew break down the film's most exciting action set piece
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/07/2018
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, Czech, English, English Audio Description, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Thai, Turkish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Cantonese, Castillian, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • 'Tomb Raider: Uncovered': The cast and crew of 'Tomb Raider' reveal the challenges - and the fun - of bringing Lara Croft's thrilling adventures to life for a new generation
  • 'Lara Croft: Evolution of an Icon': Explore the revolutionary 'Tomb Raider' saga from video games to movies, and discover how Lara Croft became one of the most popular and successful female characters of all time
  • 'Croft Training': Enter the gym with Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander as she prepares for the most physically demanding role of her career and transforms into the iconic action hero Lara Croft
  • 'Breaking Down the Rapids': Join director Roar Uthaug as he and other members of the cast and crew break down the film's most exciting action set piece

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Reviews (14) of Tomb Raider

Pretty disappointing... pretty but disappointing - Tomb Raider review by IT

Spoiler Alert
15/08/2018

The movie lifts much of its story from the Tomb Raider reboot and its recent sequel. But whereas the reboot games plunged you into story and action on the island... this movie takes 40 minutes to get there! Then the story skips any sense of wonder, exploration or adventure on the island, introduces the bland bad guys and sets off towards the end.

Unlike Jolie's version of the character, the new Lara Croft is pretty boring. No fun, no charisma, though obviously very good in action scenes. This is also a major problem of the movie in general - there's no "magic" to it: a minimal plot, cardboard characters, great predictability and a sense of "we've seen all of this stuff before".

The CGI is good - especially the river/water/crashed aircraft scene, but CGI is supposed to be a tool for film-making, not the only virtue a movie has. The island location is also gorgeous, although a better director would have used it in a way that made the place look more epic and breathtaking (maybe there was no island... maybe it was also studio and CGI?).

Hollywood really, really is in dire need of good scriptwriters for its blockbusters.

If you want a fun adventure movie of a similar kind, I'd recommend Jumaji 2 over this. I had fun watching that - I liked the characters, the location was used to give a sense of spectacle, the action was great and it held my interest all the time. Tomb Raider was an effort to sit through without fasting forwards.

If you want a much better story, with better characters, visuals, action and adventure... play the recent games.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Too realistic for some people's taste - Tomb Raider review by Gwydion

Spoiler Alert
04/12/2018

I think people are offended by what I saw as the best feature - she is allowed to lose sometimes. She seems much more like a real woman with skills, not a fantasy.

You see her growing into her role.

OK, the entire story is fantasy, but it has intelligent aspects and some surprises. I liked it.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Runs well. - Tomb Raider review by NC

Spoiler Alert
13/12/2018

Agree with most of the other reviews really. Raiders of Lost Ark/Mummy/Onwards..........the tombs-with-boobyotraps are a bit of fun.........but predictable.

Acting and dialogue a bit Enid Blyton. Can watch it through OK at home, but would not want to pay cinema prices and car park fees for sure.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Tomb Raider review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

The 2018 iteration of Tomb Raider aims to play it safe. The criticism of the previous two films seemed to be that they were too dumb, silly, and sexualized. Considering how the character of Lara Croft has been reimagined as a more gritty feminist icon, all those skintight suits and ridiculous set-pieces have been done away with. In its place is a film that tries so hard to not be idiotic it wound up being just that.

Lara is now played by Alicia Vikander as the tough girl on the streets of London. Or at least she’d like to be. Her father, a millionaire played by Dominic West, went missing when she was a little girl and left her the estate. But Lara can’t be bothered with inheriting her wealth as she is too busy boxing at the gym or slumming in street sports to make ends meet. It isn’t until she stumbles into dad’s secret treasure hunting room and discovers where her dad may have been this whole time. This would be a great time to cash in on dad’s fortune to stage a rescue operation, right? Not a chance. Lara would much rather hire a drunk ship captain (Daniel Wu) with pathos for wanting to find Lara’s dad as well. That’s apparently the Croft way, according to the character.

Daddy Croft disappeared on a mysterious Japanese island, searching for the legendary Himiko and her corpse that myth states have the power to bring death to whoever she touched. If you miss this opening narration of the MacGuffin, don’t fret; it will be repeated more than once on this adventure. So far the film was very clunky in trying to get Lara to the island, but I had some hope once she arrived to discover an evil slave driver seeking the treasure, played by Walton Goggins. Unfortunately, this is when the movie starts to embrace its blandness. Goggins plays the villain in a manner so tired and devoid of any personality that he has to say he’s a crazy man with kids back home and the audience is just going to have to take his word for it. When the Croft dad is finally found with his beard inside his cave, he too doesn’t showcase much of the insanity one might have for being stranded in isolation for almost a decade. Even the tomb feels so unbelievably generic with its traps, skeletons, and riddles that it may as well have been built with plastic and shot with even lighting.

The one aspect that saves the film from being a complete train wreck is Vikander. She is really trying to be an action hero in a picture where she throws punches, takes punches, fires arrows from a bow, and kicks bad guys into pits. She’s given a number of scenes to show off her vigor as though she were in a female rendition of Rambo, trying to match the grit of Stallone. It’s unfortunate, however, that she’s trapped in a silly treasure hunting adventure film which, despite the directorial efforts to be taken seriously, all leads to the typical tropes of the genre. While I did enjoy every moment Vikander was kicking butt on screen, her scenes almost made me depressed knowing all this fury was going to lead up to a forgettable tomb exploration and a dry MacGuffin plot.

While Tomb Raider doesn’t belong among the ranks of the worst movies ever based on a video game, there’s nothing all that memorable here either. There never felt as though there was a consistent tone, floating between being a brutal action picture and corny adventure story, never blending the two as it struggles to enforce its female empowerment. The only merit to seeing such a spectacle is for Vikander’s moves and even then you’ll be wishing she had a better to occupy. When there’s no action on the screen, there’s tired line readings and yawn-worthy thrills, making me wish that movie were more of a train wreck to at least be noteworthy. If anything, my love for Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider has only increased. Sure, watching her fight a giant robot was silly, but consider the genre. It’s not one best known for gritty survival drama and this Tomb Raider is proof that these films shouldn’t be taken so seriously. When Lara has to stop the movie so she can solve the tomb puzzle of matching colored stones to light, it really takes away from that stellar scene where she survives a plane toppling over a waterfall.

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