Tomb Raider ★★★½

Look, Alicia Vikander is one of my favorite working actresses and the rebooted Tomb Raider games are some of my favorite games in recent memory, so this movie was always going to be a hit with me. It suffers from some of the usual origin story problems, but it's worth charting this journey from the beginning. At the outset, Lara is a rudderless slacker, a part-time bike courier for Uber Eats; by the end, she's raided her first tomb and saved the world from the next Black Plague. It's thrilling to watch this gifted young woman discover her talents, one puzzle and one ridiculously improbable jump at a time.

As Lara Croft, we get to see more of Vikander's lighter side, something we haven't got to see much of since she became Alicia Vikander, Oscar-winner. As the Tomb Raider, she also gets to show off her incredibly toned physique. If you know me, then you know my thirst for Alicia Vikander knows no bounds, but even I wasn't expecting to be so into this new MMA version of her. Damn, girl!

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