If the Tomb Raider movie wasn't called "Tomb Raider", it would be a better film. Because while it's a perfectly enjoyable action flick, it isn't one that lives up to the franchise, the character or its title.
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"If you have the origin story, that's a way for us to get to know our character, to feel for them, to relate to them on a more human level," star Alicia Vikander says of the new Tomb Raider movie, based on the hit video game series. This is true, but it also poses a very unique problem for the film: How to tell Lara Croft's origin when the video games already did it really, really well?