Let's be real here. Video game movies suck! A movie based on a video game usually sounds good on paper, but history has shown otherwise. Including the big flops, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. But I have high hopes for the upcoming Tomb Raider movie. The game released in 2013 is practically a movie itself. It empowers women. And this movie won't be starring Angelina Jolie. Let me explain
If you put all of the cutscenes in the Tomb Raider video game, they could make up a movie that would last for at least an hour and a half. And the graphics in the game make it appear to be a realistic One time I was playing Tomb Raider, and my mom thought I was watching a movie. And if you think about it, aren't all video games technically movies? Except for in a video game, you control the outcome.
Another reason that I think the upcoming Tomb Raider movie might be great is that it will empower women. In the game series, you take up the role of a woman named, Lara Croft. Usually, the lead role in a game or movie is a man. Leaving the woman to be the damsel in distress. Isn't that annoying? The woman always needs rescuing. Luckily, Lara Croft isn't annoying like Lois Lane. Or especially, that whiny woman from Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom. Another way that Tomb Raider will empowers women is that this version of Lara Croft isn't overly sexualized. The movie will be based on the current Lara Croft. Not the original one with unrealistic breasts that had everyone trying to use nude codes during gameplay.
Okay, this next point is personal. One last reason I think that the next Tomb Raider movie will be good is because it won't be starring Angelina Jolie. Personally, I'm not a fan of Angelina Jolie. She was only in the first Tomb Raider movies to make Lara Croft sexier. The films were complete flops. I am aware that she has more successful movies, but this is my personal opinion. Instead, Lara will be portrayed by Academy Award winner, Alicia Vikander. Alicia Vikander won the Oscar for her performance in The Danish Girl. But personally, I would have preferred if Daisy Ridley was chosen to play Lara Croft. If you think about it, she's the spitting image of her. Both the character and actress are English, and they look so similar that it's uncanny! But who knows? Maybe Alicia Vikander will make an excellent Lara Croft. And perhaps this movie will be the first to make video game movies good. Only time will tell.