Tomb Raider (2018)


Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. (IMDb)
A fun first act (see the bike race, tomb discovery) sets things up well, with Vikander’s cheeky Lara proving to be a likeable lead, as well as a refreshingly down-to-earth action star in the next two acts, which have their share of good, gritty action sequences (see the plane escape; mud fight) but fail to generate any sort of real adventure momentum as a whole due to continual script slip-ups: the confusing island enslavement, the unremarkable early mystery resolve, the mediocre tomb raid.
6.5/10 (Alright)