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Movie Review: Tomb Raider (2018)

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Phil Hinton, Mar 15, 2018.


    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Thanks for the review,apparently it is not as bad as expected.

      I was very impressed with Tomb Raider 2013,which was basically a brutal survival action game.It felt like an extreme,but fitting trial for a young Lara Croft,a sort of female interpretation of the machismo,endurance,resourcefulness and fighting chops of a lone Rambo in a killzone,mixed with occult and archeologic elements and based on the old adage "What doesnt kill you..."

      I will watch the movie tomorrow,going with relatively low expectations.
       
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      I watched it last night and really enjoyed it. 8/10 for me :)

      Aiming a bow and arrow at a stationary helicopter is not as ridiculous as you make it sound though... they are very powerful and I'd think an arrow would easily go through the glass windshield.

      Plus Vikander looked the part and is a great actress :)
       
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      Tuesday night video fare for me..based on the trailers and reviews
       
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      What's the reason for swapping actresses??
       
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      Small breasts right?
       
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      So? She's a great actress and really suits the role. Instead of judging on looks alone, watch the film and take in the character. She nails it.
       
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      In the original Game based Tomb Raider, the female lead had significantly large breasts. This actress or actor does not fit true to the original game.

      This is probably due to political correctness where women are now supposed to look less like women.

      With such a direction Hollywood is pushing based on sexist fear, we can expect in 5-10 years that Actors Men and Women will be indistinguishable.
      Basically Women (if that word still exists then) will look like Men and Men (if that word still exists then) will look like Women.

      Perhaps also through technological biophysical advancements Humans will be able to engage in Asexual reproduction. Simply because the alternative will be deemed as sexist and morally offensive.
       
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      What a load of verbal diarrhea. Get back under your bridge and leave the adults enjoy a decent film.
       
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      The film is based more on the 2013 game (which is ace btw) and not the balloon-breasted pixelated character you remember from the Playstation 1.

      Also if you don't think Alicia Vikander is smoking hot (with or without oversized bazongas) then I really don't know what to say.
       
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      Smoking Hot will be deemed to be sexist. Caution.
       
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      Your on the PC band wagon. Enjoy it.
       
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      You're*
       
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      In the original game, her breasts were shaped like cones, are you going to complain that they couldn't find an actress with cone-shaped breasts? Or do you want someone who can portray the character in a believable way, regardless of breast size?
      Would you complain that Chris Hemsworth's pecs aren't as big as Thor's were in the comics?

      This isn't being PC, it's just pointing out writing off an actress because of physical attributes is ridiculous.
       
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      Someone's going to mention Jack Reacher shortly.
       
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      Saw the trailer last night in cinema... Not something I'm interested in as I do not game, but was surprised that the women in our party seemed excited to see it... Non-gamers!


      RE: Breastgate...

      I had a full post analysing the situation from a historical materialism perspective, but decided instead to go with the obvious observation...

      The thing is, in the original games sexuality was necessary to sell gamers on the idea of a female protagonist/avatar, that is no longer the case as the paradigm has shifted. These young, still predominantly male, gamers actively choose an androgynous yet female avatar for themselves when they go into their multi-hour video game trances... ;)

      Isn't the whole thing a video game equivalent of cross dressing?! :D:rotfl:

      In fact, the movie is probably less awkward in that the characters in a film are separate from the audience, even if we may empathise with them... In games, the avatars are an extension of ourselves...

      Just wait for the controversy with the VR version of Tomb Raider ;)
       
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      Disclaimer: I don't mean to denigrate people who like these games. I simply wanted to say that the movie and video games are different media and we interact with them differently.
       
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      Your kidding yourself to fit in with what works for you. If physical attributes are not important then would you watch fat and ugly actors playing these type of super hero roles, male or female. I don’t think so.

      Also the actress playing Tomb Raider is very attractive and well above average. Should hollywood not of chosen a more average looking female with average waist size.
       
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      How am I kidding myself? The size of her breasts does not affect my enjoyment of this movie or otherwise. So which cone-shaped-boobs actress should have played the part?

      So we should only have limited polygon-shaped actresses playing this character?
       
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      Mod Comment.
      He may have an have a difference of opinion on the film to you or anyone else, which he entitled to, but you personal comments to him are not.:lesson:
       
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      Are you lot talking about the quality of the movie here or whether the actress should have big tits?
       
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      I had free tickets to a private screening today but had to cancel for a job interview this morning. At first I wasn't disappointed as the reviews came back poorly but some more fair ones now. My job interview was terrible and i've missed out on what may have been an okay film for free. Dang thursday not going well. May go and see this next monday after Peter Rabbit on Saturday. Cinema is on fire at the moment.
       
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      They were on about boobs, but I think they're milking it a bit.
       
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      I'd be more worried that the film's called Tomb Raider but doesn't actually feature much in the way of tombs (so aligned with the TR reboot game) as opposed to polygonal breasts.
       
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      Er... Have you seen the film yet?
       
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      [​IMG]
       
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      She’s ridiculously hot - Fassbender has done good.
       
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      *you're
       
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      Tomb Raider sequel promises to address the breast-size issue by having Lara embark on a quest for a boob job.

      May involve crossover with Harry Potter franchise:

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      Calm down dear
       

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