So this review contains no spoilers. So don´t panic. It will however give you some perspective on the movie Tomb Raider and if you should be watching this new flick. First thing first, the person in the Main role playing Lara Croft, Alicia Vikander is yes you guessed it, awesome. Most likely the hottest actress right now on many platforms. Let’s look beside the fact that she pretty much looks perfect which makes the movie attractive to look at, but she can also act and seems like a likeable person. Talk about a triple threat.
The movie however by in of itself unfortunately sort of sucks and should not warrant a visit to the movies unless you have ran out of movies to watch or if you have a passion for slightly bad plotlines that really serves no purpose.
When it comes to the action of the movie it won´t really make you want to hit the gym, think more explosions Michael Bay style and less Rush. Yes I used Rush as the gym example, that movie is pure adrenaline give me a break.
With all of this said, I can´t give the movie more than a 4 out of 10. If any other person than Alicia Vikander would have been playing Lara Croft it would most likely be a 2 out of 10. So great job on the casting at least. My tip would be, invest a bit more in the writers of the plot.
Another important thing to note is that the movie is highly inspirsed by the hit Tomb Raider video game, but this is a great example of why a pure action game with puzzles don´t directly translate in to a hit movie. You can´t just copy video game elements and expect them to work in movie form.