TOMB RAIDER is a fast-paced, fun, action adventure film. Its adaptation of and improvement on the excellent source material and display of many iconic game moments are a delight to see on screen, and Alicia Vikander’s performance captures the strong-willed and intelligent personality of Lara Croft perfectly. Enhanced by an emotional through-line about the love between a father and daughter, TOMB RAIDER rises above most of the films in this genre and proves that good video game adaptations can be made. It left this fan relieved, satisfied, and wanting more.
The music of a magician. Zimmer is a legend for good reason and his film scores evoke emotion in ways that resonate deeply with many. This is an awesome live performance, with a few fun stories thrown in as, and one very touching tribute as well. This will probably be my new background music when writing film reviews and producing the podcast. Infinitely re-watchable.
That was an experience both nightmarish and beautiful, profound and disturbing, artsy and terrifying. The art is in the style, the terror in the reality. By the third time seeing Scarlett Johansson nude, I couldn't even look. Our culture's views on everything from body image to sexuality to gender to morality have been exposed. It is disturbing, confusing, and absolutely wonderful.