Anybody see Tomb Raider?

I’m hearing that Tomb Raider’s not bad — for a movie based on a video game.  Which is, of course, grading on an insane curve. Video game movies are often universally panned; the best one I ever saw (John Wick) works mostly because it’s not actually a video game movie. It just steeps itself in the sensibilities of video game movies, while not being forced to actually use any of the bits from a game that the fans would insist upon, and everybody else would scratch their heads over.  I think that I’ve mentioned this before.

Anyway, anybody see it? I’m assuming that I’m going to go see Pacific Rim: Uprising next week, because giant robots punching giant monsters in the face. Between that and Infinity War and of course Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Aquaman flick my movie schedule is filling up.

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  • Compound says:

    One of the local critics who I trust said basically “great first half hour. Goes rapidly downhill after that.”
    I’m cautiously waiting for Ready Player One, not because it was a good book (it wasn’t) but because if anyone can make that mess into something enjoyable, it’d be Spielberg.

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