Tomb Raider is a 2018 action-adventure film based on the video game character of the same name. The film is a reboot of 2001 Tomb Raider which starred Angelina Jolie.
The film is directed by Roar Uthang and the screenplay is written by Alastair Siddons and Geneva Robertson Dworet. Alicia Vikander is the new Lara Croft who embarks on a journey to solve the mystery behind her father’s disappearance. Warner Bros studios are in charge of the principal photography. The film was shot in the United Kingdom and South Africa.
Tomb Raider Cast
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, Emily Carey is the 14-year-old Lara Croft, Maisy De Freitas as the 7-year-old
Dominic West Richard Croft- Lara’s father and an archaeologist.
Walton Goggins as Mathias Vogel, Richard croft’s rival archaeologist and a member of the Trinity organization.
Daniel Wu as Lu Ren, the ship captain
Derek Jacobi as Mr. Yaffe, a business associate of croft holdings.
Kristin Scott Thomas as Ana Miller, a business associate to Richard Croft holdings
Nick Frost as Max gun Salesman
Jaime Winstone as Pamela Max’s wife
Antonio Aakeel as Nitin Ahuja Lara’s shy friend
Duncan Airlie James as Terry the martial arts club operator.
- Annabel Wood as Rose, Lara’s rival at the martial arts club
- Shekhar Varma and Rekha John Cheriyan as Nitin’s Parents
- Josef Altin as Bruce, Lara’s boss at Croft Holdings
- Micheal Obiora as Baxter Receptionist at Croft holdings
- Keenan Arrison as Rocket a member of the Trinity organization.
Tomb Raider Production
Norwegian director Roar Uthang was given the rights to direct the film in November 2015. It was announced in April 2016 that Alicia Vikander will be the new Lara Croft. There were rumors that Daisy Ridley was considered for the role but she debunked the reports.
The casts for the film was revealed in early 2017. The Principal photography began in Cape Town and continued in Leavesden, home to Warner Bros. studios. Salisbury was also a location for exterior shots for the Croft Manor.
Tomb Raider Box Office
The tomb raider has so far grossed $23.5 million in Canada and the United States. It has also grossed 105.5 million in other territories This sums a world total of $126 million The film needs to gross $275 million worldwide for it to break even.
The film went on to open $23.5 million finishing second at the box office behind Black Panther in its opening week. Tomb Raider was released the same time with films such as Can Only Imagine and Love, Simon and I.
Internationally, the film opened in nine Asian countries a week after its debut in the United States. Korea was its biggest market including China. Tomb Raider is Warner Bros fifth highest grossing movie on its opening day. The film beats Wonder Woman with 6% to clinch the top spot.
Tomb Raider Ratings
The film has been given mixed reviews and criticisms.Some movie enthusiasts played down the plot but applauded the realistic take on the franchise.
However, Alicia Vikander’s performance as Lara Croft was praised a lot still felt Angelina Jolie was more Superb. Her characterization was described as an unobjectified heroine while others saw her as an onlooker and punching bag. Click HERE to visit their website.