Tomb Raider (2018)

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  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Big fan of the games though Vikander's first effort was mediocre, maybe a change of director will improve things.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited September 2019 Posts: 5,710
    YAASSS! I think Alicia Vikander was the best thing about the first movie, and interested to see what Ben Wheatley do :)
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    Definitely looking forward to this. I was really not expecting a sequel. I figured it would just get forgotten.
  • We'll see but surely he could do more interesting stuff than this.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited January 2021 Posts: 4,391
    Ben Wheatley replaced by Misha Green as directer for Tomb Raider 2.

    https://www.darkhorizons.com/misha-green-takes-over-tomb-raider-2/
    Misha Green Takes Over “Tomb Raider 2”
    “Lovecraft Country” and “Underground” creator Misha Green is set to make her feature directorial debut on the “Tomb Raider” sequel for MGM.

    Alicia Vikander will reprise her role as Lara Croft in the follow-up to the 2018 action feature which earned nearly $275 million at the global box office.

    Green will write and helm the project and says of the twelve main games of the series, her classic-era favorite is “Tomb Raider Legend” while her current era favorite is a tie between “Rise of the Tomb Raider” and “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”.

    Green created, directed and served as a writer and executive producer on “Lovecraft Country” and is attached to other projects including Netflix’s “The Mother” and Warners’ “Cleopatra Jones”.

    Source: Variety

    Possible because he is not avaible any more with working on Meg 2. I think MGM and Warner stil going to try for a release in late 2022 or atleast second/thirth weak of March 2023 (5 years later then movie in 2018).
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    I know nothing of her work, but will anyone give the benefit of the doubt if we get a second film with Alicia.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I know nothing of her work, but will anyone give the benefit of the doubt if we get a second film with Alicia.

    I'd forgotten there was going to be a sequel. Something else to look forward to!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I'm glad this is happening. TR 2018 didn't do spectacularly well at the BO but I like both the film and Alicia's performance as Lara Croft very much. I sincerely hope this will lead to more adventure films.
  • I genuinely really liked the first 2 thirds of TR 2018. Maybe with a stronger director a sequel could fix the issues I had with the first film. Alicia is great and I’m glad to at least get one more film with her as Lara Croft. I personally hope they follow the Rise of the Tomb Raider storyline and take her to Siberia.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    It was one of the most average films I've ever seen, neither bad nor good, just there. Losing Wheatley immediately makes this one sound less interesting, but maybe this new person is good, I don't know. Not much to be excited about just yet.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
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    The first movie really should have been called 'Lara Croft', as it was more of a batman begins type origin. Then the sequel could have been called Tomb Raider, as she finally earned her reputation.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    The first movie really should have been called 'Lara Croft', as it was more of a batman begins type origin. Then the sequel could have been called Tomb Raider, as she finally earned her reputation.

    I completely agree, @Mendes4Lyfe. It could have created an even bigger distinction between the 2018 film and Angie's films, setting up a brand new take on, and indeed a brand new iteration of, Lara Croft. By the end of the film, she has become a true tomb raider, and the sequel could have been the "Dark Knight" of the series-to-be.
  • RyanRyan Canada
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    I was happy when the sequel was announced as I truly thought it just wouldn't get made after the lukewarm response to the first film. I'd say it was above average, with Vikander's performance being the true highlight of the film. My only real issue is that it feels like a very watered down version of the 2013 game. A sequel has potential and Vikander is more than deserving of another go.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited January 2021 Posts: 14,794
    I could never really get over the idea that she wore high heeled walking boots. Just seems like the most ridiculous thing to wear! :D

    I'm marginally more curious about the Uncharted movie, just because I can't quite see where they're going with that.
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
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    I might be in the minority but i loved the first film. Alicia, as always did a great job. Can't wait for the next.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    In a big development, MGM no longer has the rights to the property after three films. A bidding war is underway and the role held by Alicia Vikander will now be recast. A sequel starring her was in the works previously before this news.

    https://deadline.com/2022/07/tomb-raider-rights-alicia-vikander-mgm-exit-1235080891/
  • mattjoesmattjoes This is the boodanaychur.
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    In a big development, MGM no longer has the rights to the property after three films. A bidding war is underway and the role held by Alicia Vikander will now be recast. A sequel starring her was in the works previously before this news.

    https://deadline.com/2022/07/tomb-raider-rights-alicia-vikander-mgm-exit-1235080891/

    Such crappy news. Awful.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I was not that keen on the last TR film in fact I stopped watching before the final act. I am a huge fan of the games I have not really been impressed by any of the films. TR with Jolie was probably the best with Voight and DC in.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited July 2022 Posts: 4,391
    Movie was made by MGM/Warner, whyle other two movies made by Paramount. So best thing be then that Warner should do it without MGM with Alicia Vikander.

    Earlier news

    https://www.darkhorizons.com/tomb-raider-film-sequel-stalled-by-politics/
    “Tomb Raider” Film Sequel Stalled By Politics
    By
    Garth Franklin
    Tuesday, July 19th 2022 6:02 pm
    Tomb Raider Film Sequel Stalled By Politics
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    While 2013’s reboot of the “Tomb Raider” game series was a resounding critical success, the 2018 film loosely inspired by it wasn’t so much. The Alicia Vikander-led film did a solid $274.7 million off a $90-100 million budget, but reception was mixed.

    Even so, there’s been talk of a sequel for a while that originally had Ben Wheatley attached to direct. Then things were on hold due to the pandemic, followed by Wheatley exiting and “Lovecraft Country” director Misha Green signing onboard in eary 2021 to pen and direct.

    Things took another turn in mid-2021 when Amazon bought MGM and with it the rights to the “Tomb Raider” film franchise. Talking to EW this week, Vikander says things haven’t moved since the buyout with the project left in limbo:

    “With the MGM and Amazon buyout, I have no clue. Now it’s kind of politics. I think [writer Misha Green, who also worked on HBO’s Lovecraft County] and I have been ready, so it’s kind of in somebody else’s hands, to be honest. I’ve been excited to show the world. I love what she’s done with Lovecraft County.”

    Kristin Scott Thomas was also linked to the project at one point, but for now, it’s not clear when or even if it will move forward.

    Yesterday i watched Heatstroke (2013) and mabey there should consider to let Evelyn Purcell direct movie and write movie with Anne Brooksbank and keep script of Misha Green (She was ask to direct and write sequel). Plan 3th movie at same time, mabey then direct by Misha Green.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    This is madness. Utter madness. Alicia was a splendid Lara, an absolute delight. I don't care whose hands the series falls into, but I'd very much like to see Alicia return, if she's up for it, that is.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    This is madness. Utter madness. Alicia was a splendid Lara, an absolute delight. I don't care whose hands the series falls into, but I'd very much like to see Alicia return, if she's up for it, that is.

    I couldn't agree more. Alicia was awesome. Not a good decision to recast her at all. Well, maybe she'll appear in one of Bond 7's films as a complex Bond girl.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    GadgetMan wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    This is madness. Utter madness. Alicia was a splendid Lara, an absolute delight. I don't care whose hands the series falls into, but I'd very much like to see Alicia return, if she's up for it, that is.

    I couldn't agree more. Alicia was awesome. Not a good decision to recast her at all. Well, maybe she'll appear in one of Bond 7's films as a complex Bond girl.

    Same here. Alicia really carried that film. She's extremely good at getting the audience involved, even if the rest of the film isn't that impressive. To quote George in Blackadder:"stupid, stupid, stupid!"
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    This is madness. Utter madness. Alicia was a splendid Lara, an absolute delight. I don't care whose hands the series falls into, but I'd very much like to see Alicia return, if she's up for it, that is.

    I'll echo this as well. She was brilliant in the role. She gave that character a shot in the arm in the same way that Craig did for Bond in CASINO ROYALE. Only difference was that Craig had talented people around him, both behind the camera (ie. good director and script) and in front (Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Wright, etc.) while Alicia was essentially left standing alone on a tiny island with sharks circling around her. She had no chance, especially with that lousy script which was a horrendous adaptation of the 2013 video game, yet she made the film not only watchable, but somewhat enjoyable.

    This is a mistake by whoever is making the decision not to bring back Vikander. They may go on to find someone who can do the part well and make a film that is ultimately the most successful in the franchise thus far (a low bar, to be certain), but it will always remain the case that they left something really special behind that could have been both hugely profitable as well as critically embraced, if they did it right.

    If you have an Academy Award winning actress wanting to play your video game character, EMBRACE that and go get her the resources she needs to make a great film. Get her screenwriters that aren't from the usual stable of video game film scribes. Get her quality actors to work with so that she doesn't have to literally drag the entire film on her back across a finish line that's seemingly hundreds of miles away.
  • mattjoesmattjoes This is the boodanaychur.
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    Yeah, she was great. Loved Walton Goggins too.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I had no interest in that new one and still really don't but it sounds like she knocks it out of the park and some of the supporting cast make it a worthwhile viewing. Maybe I'll give it a go at some point.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    Yeah, she was great. Loved Walton Goggins too.

    Walton Goggins is great in everything he does. He's the best thing about THE HATEFUL EIGHT in my opinion, and I bloody love that film!
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I had no interest in that new one and still really don't but it sounds like she knocks it out of the park and some of the supporting cast make it a worthwhile viewing. Maybe I'll give it a go at some point.

    I thought the film a major step up from the Angie films, and I actually liked those.
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    I really don't think she left that much of an impression on most people. I'd love to see a specific example of what makes some people love her performance.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    M_Blaise wrote: »
    I really don't think she left that much of an impression on most people. I'd love to see a specific example of what makes some people love her performance.

    Are you talking about Angelina or Alicia?
  • Posts: 305
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    M_Blaise wrote: »
    I really don't think she left that much of an impression on most people. I'd love to see a specific example of what makes some people love her performance.

    Are you talking about Angelina or Alicia?

    Alicia
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,351
    M_Blaise wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    M_Blaise wrote: »
    I really don't think she left that much of an impression on most people. I'd love to see a specific example of what makes some people love her performance.

    Are you talking about Angelina or Alicia?

    Alicia

    I see. What I love about her is a) her vulnerability (her pain screams are bone-chilling), and b) her natural charm. Angelina is a movie star, Alicia is an actress. Angelina put that larger-than-life vibe into the character, whereas Alicia went for a more naturalistic approach. I like both incarnations of the character, but I slightly gravitate more towards Alicia's humanity. She's my Craig to Angelina's Brosnan. ;-)
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