Don’t judge it based on the originals
First and foremost, this is a different plot than the movies with Angelina Jolie. I’ve seen comments and reviews based on those movies alone. And that’s just not even accurate. This movie is a reboot, and it starts with her BECOMING the tomb raider we all know. She’s younger and not experienced. It’s a developmental storyline, and that alone makes it awesome. Not everyone has played the games so not everyone knows who she is, and that’s the point of this reboot. You learn who she is and why she is the way she is. Those who have played the newer games, it is similar to Rise of the Tomb Raider, but still different enough that you are still watching the movie for the first time(for most things).
On to the content, I can’t believe I’m saying this but I have seen comments saying Lara isn’t dressed skimpy enough. You’ve got to be kidding me... So the first thing is it’s not a sexual movie in any way. Only kissing you see is a Dad kissing his daughters forehead. At one point Lara is wearing an exercise outfit, so you can see the actress’ sick abs she worked very hard for! Lol It’s nothing like the originals, no side boob or naked Daniel Craig!
Of course there’s violence!! It’s about bad guys who want to take over the world, and Lara Croft loves guns... right? You see people get shot, punched, staked and something a bit creepier at one point but definitely not gory or even a hard rated pg-13. Might be some slightly scary moments for kids, but that’s why I rated it 10 and up... nothing a 10 yr old most likely hasn’t seen.
Language isn’t even all that bad!! My goodness, there is 3 times more cursing in a Marvel movie than this movie! “Sh*t” “g-damn it” and a f-uh but didn’t use the whole word.
As for positive role models, someone reviewed it as Lara kills someone with no remorse...were we watching the same movie??? She starts crying!! I’d say that’s a little remorseful. Someone’s choking you and you cry as you fight back... ok then.
It’s not a kids movie but it’s dedinitely not as bad as some make it seem. It’s a great movie overall! She’s not the total bad*** we know but she’s working on it. And that’s the point. Even though she’s not 100% the Tomb Raider, she’s still an amazing role model and character to learn from. I grew up on this story so I might be slightly biased but it’s just another female hero for not just girls to look up to. I hope they make more because *spoiler?* it can’t end like that... there’s so much more to tell.