REVIEWS 4 U: ‘Tomb Raider’

Reviews 4 U: Sentencing Films to a four-sentence review.

Impressively taut and admissibly sinewy, ‘Tomb Raider’ wilfully highlights the dedication – and indeed perspiration – star Alicia Vikander poured into her preparation for the role of video-game icon Lara Croft. With it’s insipid writing and limp direction however, the film itself rarely exhibits such qualities, although mild relief does come in the form of a few loosely engaging set-pieces that suggest on-location action rather than green-screen inertia.

A flashback scene in which our young heroine hones her archery skills by attempting to hit an apple proves particularly uplifting, with Lara missing several times before eventually hitting the mark. Unfortunately though, this blunt arrowhead of a movie misses the apple of it’s audience’s eye entirely, meaning perhaps this particular Tomb should have remained ‘Uncharted’.

‘Misses the apple of it’s audience’s eye entirely’

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s