Pin It
Favorite

Citizen Critique 

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, reviewed by Wendy Rosenau


Let me preface this critique by saying I am a huge Lara Croft fan. I've squandered many enjoyable hours making that woman (who shortly became my idol) run, jump, climb and waste the bad guys. Okay. With that said, you'd think I'd love the movie. I wish. Instead of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, it would be more aptly named Lara Croft: Aint I Cool? See me ride my cool bike. See me sneer at the bad guys. See me drive my cool cars. See me sneer at the bad guys. When it's difficult to follow the action because the camera is too busy ogling Angelina Jolie, well, I'm irritated.


Not that it's her fault. It was the director's call, and the script didn't give her much choice either. They made her tough, but a real woman would have made for a better, more believable heroine. And the story? She has in her possession one half of the triangle upon which the fate of the world rests and rather than destroy it, she goes and gets the other half? Now I'm really irritated. The storyline defies logic in order to keep moving. Unacceptable.


And I really wanted to like it.

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Age of Zaycon
  • Age of Zaycon

    Spokane Valley's Zaycon Fresh found a way to make millions selling meat — and now it's trying to make a lot more
    • Aug 26, 2015
  • Hazy Days of Summer
  • Hazy Days of Summer

    Smoke blankets the region; plus, Patty Murray on the proposed Iran deal
    • Aug 26, 2015
  • Brick by Brick
  • Brick by Brick

    Development continues in downtown Spokane; here are some construction projects that could change the city's urban core
    • Aug 26, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
Moscow ArtWalk 2015

Moscow ArtWalk 2015 @ Downtown Moscow

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays. Continues through Aug. 31

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Most Commented On

  • Manufacturing Fear

    Spokane's Republican sheriff says members of his own party are dangerously dividing people
    • Aug 12, 2015
  • 'Flip of a Coin'

    A Spokane Valley deputy trained to spot stoned and drunk drivers is wrong nearly as often as he is right, blood tests from drivers show
    • Aug 19, 2015
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

Briefs


marijuana


Comment


Publisher's Note


BUSINESS


© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation