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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 09 March 2018 at 7:55am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Anyone seen it yet? I just came back from the theatre. I liked it better than the old ones and it actually followed the game, more or less. 
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Matt Reed
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Posted: 09 March 2018 at 12:50pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I'm in!  Been a fan of the games since the first one 20-odd years ago.  This movie is certainly taking it's cue from the recent reboot of the game, which was highly entertaining.  I may not make it out to the theatre to see it, but will absolutely catch it when it hits the home market.
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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 09 March 2018 at 5:32pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The game reboot is prevalent throughout this movie. Many scenes are taken right from the game and it is always fun to spot the references. My big complaint however is that they spent too much time not on the island but in London. They could have added more action. 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 09 March 2018 at 6:29pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I get good vibes from this trailer. I'm in (I haven't seen many films at the cinema in the last 4 months so I might head there for it rather than wait for the Blu-ray).
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Richard White
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Posted: 09 March 2018 at 7:07pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I was in Derby recently and walked past Lara Croft Way, sending me back to picking up the game in 1996 for the Sega Saturn, which had the game as a timed exclusive for a whole month before the PlayStation release.

I was a big fan of Core Design's games, particularly Rick Dangerous and can remember being very excited for their first foray into 32bit games.

I never thought that game would lead to a series of big blockbuster films and Core being absorbed by a giant Japanese game company.

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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 09 March 2018 at 7:24pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

There was no sexualizing in the film. No male cast member gave her an appraising glance, no threats of rape, no gratuitous bikini shots, no romance at all. It was a nice change. 

(edited for better word)


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Conrad Teves
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Posted: 19 March 2018 at 1:56pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

>>No male cast member gave her an appraising glance<<

Except for Nick Frost (the appraiser) ;)

It was a nice change.  She wasn't objectified at all. In a lot of ways, it made her jeopardy seem all the worse because summary death was the threat, instead of having some gross lascivious behavior distracting from it.

It's not raking in cash, but the budget was only $98M, so it may just bring in enough money to justify a sequel.  I'm good with seeing another.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 March 2018 at 8:34pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

There was no sex-appeal in the film. No male cast member gave her an appraising glance, no threats of rape, no gratuitous bikini shots, no romance at all. It was a nice change.

I suggest you substitute "sexualizing" for "sex-appeal".

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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 19 March 2018 at 10:54pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Yeah, that's probably the better word. 
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Eric Russ
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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 7:23pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Has anyone seen this?  I'm late with all movies, but I didn't figure this film to be on life support yet.

I can hardly find a showing I can attend.  It's like one and done in some theaters (Most theaters near me)


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David Miller
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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 8:00pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I saw it opening weekend, mostly because I was in Seattle and wanted to see a movie on the IMAX there. It was as solid an attempt at Indiana Jones as we've seen this century. I wish Goggins had been crazier.
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Eric Russ
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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 8:21pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Thanks, David.

I'm going to see if there is a showing I can make it to.  Just surprised that screenings are closing out so early.  

I don't pay too much attention to reviews, but those that I came across seemed positive.




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