Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Tomb Raider & Video Game Movies

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Tomb Raider & Video Game Movies

Ross and Phil Talk Movies

This episode Ross & Phil Talk… Tomb Raider & Video Game Movies.  Yup with Tomb Raider fresh in the cinema Phil gives some every brief thoughts on the film and then we talk about ComicBook.com’s frankly ludicrous Best Video Games Adaptations Of All Time List  which features maybe one decent film.

Hosted by Award winning Filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmamker Phil Hobden.

Films Discussed: Super Mario Bros, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Resident Evil, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Silent Hill, Assassin’s Creed, Warcraft, Max Payne, Hitman, Mortal Kombat, Mute, Cloverfield Paradox, Netflix, Danny Boyle, 007, Bond, Video Game Movies, Tomb Raider (2018)

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Grosse Point Geek – Tomb Raider (2018)

Grosse Point Geek – Tomb Raider (2018)

A Blog Grosse Point Geek

Directed by: Roar Uthaug


Principal Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins


Plot Summary

Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander)  goes in search of her father Lord Richard Croft(Dominic West) who has been missing, presumed dead in his lifelong quest to find the missing tomb of Japanese Queen Himiko, who was said to possess a mythical power that enabled to her to command life and death.


Nutshell Review

The Good: Overall the film is never boring and competently made plus both Dominic West and the ever reliable Walton Goggins put in very good performances.

The bad: The entire film is way too serious, the script is very poor, nearly all the action scenes are flat and unexciting, the plot is by the numbers and wholly predictable and Vikander simply isnt good enough as Lara  – yes she can act, certainly tries hard, may well grow into the role in any subsequent sequels but overall i found her rather bland and po faced.


Review Summary: Not the worst film ever made, and Goggins certainly makes for a really good villain but dear Lord, why did the whole thing have to be so horribly standard?

There have been so many seriously poor to staggeringly average game to film adaptations that one would have thought that the powers that be at Warner’s and MGM would have learnt by the myriad mistakes of all those movies and come up with something way better than this.


Best Scene: I cant really think of one

Worth Paying to see at the cinema?: Yes if you are a 12 year old boy  – all others avoid

Worth buying on Blu Ray/DVD?: No

See this if you liked: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Lara Croft:The Cradle Of Life


Author: Will Strong aka Grosse Point Geek


Tomb Raider (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Tomb Raider (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Tomb Raider isn’t the best video game adaptation ever made but it’s also far from the worst.  The films biggest issues is that because it quite faithfully recreates the story from teh 2013 game reboot it often feels a little too faithful, hitting the games key beats just without the fun of you controlling the outcome.    That said the cast is fun, Alicia Vikander makes a damn good Lara Croft and the action is good for the most part.  It’s just a shame the script wasn’t better.  So not a miss.  But only just.

Best Bit: China boat foot chase.

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, Mortal Kombat

IMDB Rating: 


Author: Phil Hobden