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.

The New Tomb Raider trailer.

Like Geeks Are Sexy, I must admit: this looks better than the last trailer.

It is also absolutely based off of the 2013 video game. I thought so last year, but it’s pretty obvious now. I don’t know if this means that it will suck, however: the plot of the video game was looking pretty cinematic when I got defeated by the quick time events. Although now I’m tempted to give the game another shot.

Anyway: this is coming out in March.

So was the 2013 Tomb Raider any good?

I’ve skipped the series generally – I’m more of an open-world, build all the things kind of guy – but I hadn’t realized that Rhianna Pratchett wrote the story. I am curious about how much of her father’s literary ability was genetic; but it’s hard to assess when the child declines to work in the same field as the parent. So, Tomb Raider: worth it, in terms of gameplay and storyline?

I may actually have to pick this game up.

Disturbing final song and everything.

I mean, Portal’s
bloody cheap now. Of course, so was Tomb Raider Anniversary, and that might take me a while to run through. I think that this is the secret: wait until the cool games are sufficiently old enough that you can buy them for cheap and play them on obsolete computers.

Hey: I’m lame. I admit it.

Moe Lane