Trailer #2 - 'Tomb Raider'
While I think there have been a few decent video game movies, the general consensus is that there has yet to be a great one, which I have to agree with. I've always had faith that a great one would come along eventually, but I admit it's taken longer than even I would have expected. But hey, if they can make a great movie out of a theme park ride (Pirates of the Caribbean), then I have no reason to doubt that eventually we will get a great one based off of a video game.
The next adaptation in line is Tomb Raider, and here's the second trailer for the promising looking action/adventure film.
This looks like a fun B-movie, nothing more and nothing less. Aside from the excellent casting of Alicia Vikander, I really don't see much that distinguishes this film from your typical action/adventure romp in the jungle. The action in general looks well staged and the acting seems on-point, but I'm a bit worried about the plot, as it really doesn't seem that far removed from the Angelina Jolie-starring films and feels painfully generic. Of course, I hope this ends up exceeding my middling expectations because I desperately want a new Indiana Jones-esque series of films.
Tomb Raider hits theaters on March 16th, 2018.
Source: Warner Bros., youtube