Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider ★★★★½

"Aside from the refreshing manner in which the film is grounded in reality, the mere fact that Lara has bigger problems than how to get from A to B is thrilling. We invest in her story not because she sets off on a badass quest for some mystical object, but because she is propelled by a desperate need to find out what happened to her father. The film doesn’t go full Dark Knight however – it isn’t about the nature of good and evil, the sacredness of the father-daughter bond, or any fundamental issues. Above all it is about Lara becoming a tomb raider, and learning all the skills – and heartaches – that come with the job."

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