Think Live action Tomb Raider and you think Angelina Jolie in two mediocre to poor films. Now we have our first look at Alicia Vikander who is set to reprise the role!
I’ll say this from the off, Jolie’s Lara Croft was based on the games that had been released at the time, skimpy outfits, very buxom but always perfectly presented even when kicking ass.
It’s obvious that Vikander’s version is inspired very much by the most recent Tomb Raider games, while still an attractive woman, she is much more rough and ready, dirty and wounded! Even though we only have a couple of images they look fantastic and could have been ripped from the games themselves!
I’m looking forward to a much grittier and grounded interpretation of the gun-toting archaeologist, and the fact that they’ve nailed the look of the character gives me added confidence. The filmmakers have wisely decided to make the character a strong and capable role model instead of focusing on the young men in their audience by presenting her a sex symbol who happens to dig up buried treasure. Don’t get me wrong, Alicia Vikander is a beautiful woman but that shouldn’t be the defining feature of the character.
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