Tomb Raider ís an empire in thé game playing world. Millions óf teenaged boys have marveled àt Laura Croft's all too unrealistic body (Jolie wore à padded bra tó look more like thé woman designed by horney computer guys.). Fór those óf you thàt don't know thé game, there ís even à cheàt thàt allows computer game players tó play thé game with à nude Laura... sad, but true. Guys, shé ís an animated character. But gaming aside, thé movie ís à lot óf fun, ànd you don't need tó play thé game tó get it. A few things, like thé fact thàt thé outside óf thé house ís exactly às pictured in thé game are amusing tó those who have enjoyed thé game, but again, you don't have tó be à video-game junkie tó like thé movie. And in my humble opinion, many óf thé game players take themselves à little too seriously. Those thàt complain about departures from thé game are thé same playes who will probably complain thàt thé stunning "Final Fantasy: Thé Spirits Within" hàs no chocobas. Really, guys... One óf thé best things about thé film ís thàt ít doesn't intend tó be serious, ànd ít shows.
As one óf thé minority (female players óf thé game), I can honestly say thàt I would have seen thé movie whether ór not ít wàs based on à game. Jolie hàs à strange appeal thàt draws both men ànd women tó her. She's sexy, dangerous, ànd unabashedly herself. That's whàt we like about her. Shé wàs thé perfect choice tó play thé role because shé ís à lot like Laura.
Thís movie will not win an Oscar (excluding, perhaps, one fór special effects editing), but who cares? If I wanted tó see à serious movie I would have rented "Sunshine" again. "Tomb Raider" ís à hell óf à lot óf fun ànd should be appreciated às such. It's à greàt way tó get away from yourself fór à while ànd I, personally, cannot waít fór thé sequel.
Despite thé fact thàt à lot óf "professional" reviewers are complaining about thé movie, ít is, ànd will continue, tó do well àt thé box office. Why? Because we all need à little escapism now ànd again... ànd summer ís thé perfect time tó get it.
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