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Tonyrobinson 02-11-12 16:30

The General Tomb Raider Movie discussion thread
 
I thought I should open this thread to discuss the movie franchise as a whole not just focusing on the upcoming reboot or actress to fill Lara's boots but also to take time to discuss the original series of films too.

LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER (2001)

Made by Paramount. The film starred Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft and focused on her quest for an object known as the Triangle of Light and unlock the mystery surrounding her fathers death.

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE (2003)

The second installment in the Paramount franchise of Tomb Raider films also starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. The story centred around an artefact called Pandora's Box and an ornate orb. The film seen Lara globe trot to exotic locations to find it.

TOMB RAIDER (2013)

Made by GK Films. This film is a reboot of the franchise and will be based on the upcoming game of the same name. The screenplay has been written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. As of yet there has been little news surrounding the project and who has been chosen to play the leading lady. Little is known about the story other than it will be set on a stranded island and provides an origin story for Lara. It will include characters from the game such as Sam and Roth but is said to follow the quest of Lara in search of her parents. Presumably this alludes to the games back story in which Lara's parents are missing. This won't be incorporated into the game but will more and likely be explained through the film.

michaeldt 03-11-12 14:25

I do hope that the new film turns out well :) I remember going to see COL in cinemas when I was 7 years old :p. I hope they assign a good director to the project.

Tonyrobinson 03-11-12 16:54

I know I can't wait to see who they pick. Graham King is very influential when he isn't losing money or being sued. :p

I think this may start rolling soon now that Jersey Boys is in turnaround. Graham met with Fox yesterday to try and get them to take on Jersey Boys as Warner Bros. didn't think it had enough international appeal but given their past with picking up Tomb Raider in 2009 I think they might pick that up instead as part of their deal. GK Films have been developing it for long now so I would expect most things are locked in place and just waiting to get a studio to pick it up and get it kno production. :)

TippingWater 23-11-12 16:16


Tonyrobinson 23-11-12 20:30

Here is the second. :)

Click!

TippingWater 02-01-13 21:49


Tonyrobinson 02-01-13 22:43

Woah! That actually looks awesome! :D

Trinity34 02-01-13 22:53

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Originally Posted by Tonyrobinson (Post 6587828)
Woah! That actually looks awesome! :D

Weren't there at one time pictures of Angelina Jolie dressed in the original outfit from the TR1 game? I could have sworn there was....

Tonyrobinson 02-01-13 22:54

I am not sure I'd love to see that though! :yik:

The only one I remember was this promotional one:

http://www.moviepicturedb.com/pictur...6_3d03224a.jpg

Ward Dragon 02-01-13 23:37

I watched the two films back-to-back the other day. Prior to this I had only seen the first movie once many years ago and I remember not liking it very much so I never bothered to watch the second movie.

However it would seem that Legend has significantly lowered my standards XD The first time I saw the movie I was disappointed because I kept thinking, "They changed so much from the classics." This time I was impressed because I kept thinking, "Wow, this is better than Legend!" :p Lara seemed so bad-ass in every scene in the movies, I liked her outfits a lot more, and her movie headset guys were significantly less annoying than Zip and Alister. Also the action was pretty cool and a lot of the background scenery was beautiful.

I was quite surprised by the end of the second movie though because of a certain similarity with Anniversary. Spoilers for both the second movie and Anniversary:

I truly hate the scene in Anniversary where Lara kills Larson because the way it was handled made Lara seem so petty and not in control of herself. However the movie had a similar scene which I actually liked because it was handled in a way that made Lara seem a lot more reasonable.

She actually tried to reason with Terry first, which made it clear that he was aware of how dangerous his plan was and that she was only willing to shoot him as a last resort. Then her reaction afterwards seemed a lot more believable to me because she was kind of frozen in shock and near tears for a little bit, whereas in Anniversary her reaction was so exaggerated that it was almost comical.

So the movie version made Lara seem more consistent to me because she didn't really want to shoot Terry so it makes sense that she'd be a little shocked at the turn of events and feel bad about it afterwards. But in Anniversary she didn't even try to talk Larson down and it seemed like she was shooting him just to prove him wrong about who she was (not because it was truly a last resort) so it made her seem capricious and unstable to have her be so extremely sad about it afterwards.

GarbageDarklin 18-01-13 07:08

Angelina Jolie is the perfect Lara Croft for me, she has the perfect accent and look, her lips is what gave Lara character, and in the core design games (especially aod) Lara had the same Angelina Jolie lips, hell even in the reboot Lara has those same lips but smaller, the tomb raider movie gives me so much nostalgia and, I watched the trailer and it really made me sad 'cause of all the nostalgia kicking in, and it saddens me how underrated Angelina as Lara Croft is, and how everyone was gaga over Alison, Alison didn't even look like Lara, not even Underworld Lara.


People say that Angelina is to old to be Lara Croft, and they always throw the suggestion of her being Lara again and they just throw it out in the trash like its nothing but a piece of trash that no one cares about and forgotten. Angelina was skinny and unfit before she got the roll, what did the filmakers do? TRAINED her, put her on a diet, kickboxing, yoga, gunnery school ect. They can just do that again and I am convinced that Angie can still pull it off judging by the movie Salt. I wish they would keep the films seperate from the films from the games like Resident Evil, if classic fans can't play the classicness in the new games atleast give us films. Or maybe after the reboot film (if there is one but I hope there isn't) get Angie to be Lara again.

TippingWater 18-01-13 08:39

Camilla is sort of like a younger British Angelina...

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/20...er-d5knlf2.jpg

GarbageDarklin 18-01-13 08:50

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Originally Posted by TippingWater (Post 6610514)
Camilla is sort of like a younger British Angelina...

[IM]http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/315/2/7/camilla_luddington___angelina_jolie__lara_croft__b y_tippingwater-d5knlf2.jpg[/IMG]

Ok she looks nothing like her....

TippingWater 18-01-13 11:12

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Originally Posted by GarbageDarklin (Post 6610518)
Ok she looks nothing like her....

They look like they could be sister..

http://www.noh8campaign.com/photo_ga...jpg?1341260968

GarbageDarklin 19-01-13 03:50

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Originally Posted by TippingWater (Post 6610669)


They look like they could be sister..

[MG]http://www.noh8campaign.com/photo_galleries/547/34427_medium.jpg?1341260968[/IMG]


No they don't, they don't have the same jaw, eyes or lips, they look nothing alike. I think you are just distracted about the brunette hair.

Tonyrobinson 28-01-13 13:30

I found this concept art page from Cradle of Life. Some of those logos were beautiful I am really pumped to see if they'll use a new one on the new movie. :jmp:

Click!

Phlip 28-01-13 15:18

Thanks for posting, but...

"An underwater ruins backdrop for a poster concept with Laura Croft in the foreground in Full Scuba."

http://i6.ifrm.com/10176/56/emo/vent.gif http://i6.ifrm.com/10176/56/emo/vent.gif http://i6.ifrm.com/10176/56/emo/vent.gif http://i6.ifrm.com/10176/56/emo/vent.gif http://i6.ifrm.com/10176/56/emo/vent.gif http://i6.ifrm.com/10176/56/emo/vent.gif

TippingWater 28-01-13 17:39


Evan C. 28-01-13 19:47

Camilla will be the next flesh and blood Lara, I am sure. She said that she will love to.

TippingWater 28-01-13 21:19

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Originally Posted by Evan C. (Post 6625888)
Camilla will be the next flesh and blood Lara, I am sure. She said that she will love to.

I would love that! I would love that very much! :S

peeves 01-03-13 08:49

I think Emma Watson should play lara in the reboot TR film because angelina already played lara in the first era TR films.

TippingWater 01-03-13 10:49

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Originally Posted by peeves (Post 6678269)
I think Emma Watson should play lara in the reboot TR film because angelina already played lara in the first era TR films.

What has one to do with other :p?

peeves 01-03-13 11:17

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Originally Posted by TippingWater (Post 6678459)
What has one to do with other :p?

Nothing it would be best IMO for a new actress to play lara because it's a reboot.

JsotoTRSaga 01-03-13 16:53

I would be happy if at least Camilla Luddington or Emma Watson could play the role of LC in the next movie bc a british girl should play a british icon. Rhona mitra, nina dobrev and the other ones mentioned are like... so not Lara...

TippingWater 02-03-13 16:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by peeves (Post 6678510)
Nothing it would be best IMO for a new actress to play lara because it's a reboot.

I really wonder if she will do the role justice though. I like Emma, and I would really like her as Lara Croft, but she's looking quite frail lately. Anyway this would be the perfect role for her to break away from Hermione forever :).

Tonyrobinson 02-03-13 18:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by JsotoTRSaga (Post 6679023)
I would be happy if at least Camilla Luddington or Emma Watson could play the role of LC in the next movie bc a british girl should play a british icon.

Well there goes Camilla's chances. :p

TippingWater 03-03-13 12:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tonyrobinson (Post 6680813)
well there goes Camilla's chances. :p

lol meanie! :D

Tonyrobinson 03-03-13 13:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by TippingWater (Post 6681960)
lol meanie! :D

Hahaha I wouldn't mind her in the role at all. I don't mind if they pick an American to play her either as long as she attempts the accent. Didn't bother me when Angelina did it and most Brits are playing American roles now anyway. :p

michaeldt 03-03-13 14:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by JsotoTRSaga (Post 6679023)
I would be happy if at least Camilla Luddington or Emma Watson could play the role of LC in the next movie bc a british girl should play a british icon. Rhona mitra, nina dobrev and the other ones mentioned are like... so not Lara...

Who cares? As long as they do a good accent them I'm fine with that. Look at Bridget Jones, people were complaining about Renee Zelwegger playing a british girl, she did a good accent and everyone was happy :).

TippingWater 03-03-13 19:36

Camilla is pretty much flawless tbqh!

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/a...376000_n-1.jpg

BTW: I just stumbled across this pic of Angie :D:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/d830c7b8e...n46xo1_500.jpg

Moosey 03-03-13 20:47

I've never seen that photo before :D

TippingWater 03-03-13 20:52

^Me neither! :p

http://a.yfrog.com/img877/7646/mrizk.jpg

RelichunterUK 27-03-13 20:24

Post moved to new thread. Please delete ;)

Shanira21 27-03-13 20:45

Waw, a new movie, that's absolutely awesome !
I've done some reserch...Some says that Olivia Wilde could play into it ?! Honnestly, I like this actress but I don't think she looks like the young Lara of the game...
By the way, I'm for Emma or Camilla ! :D

Tonyrobinson 27-03-13 21:05

I am Team Emma. Camilla is good but I don't like the way she plays up to the British stereotypes sometimes. I think Emma is the type of fresh face the series needs and has big enough pulling power for the lead. :)

TippingWater 28-03-13 12:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tonyrobinson (Post 6726394)
I am Team Emma. Camilla is good but I don't like the way she plays up to the British stereotypes sometimes. I think Emma is the type of fresh face the series needs and has big enough pulling power for the lead. :)

This! I wholeheartedly agree. If only I had a saying in their final decision :o.

TRexbait 28-03-13 21:41

...Actually. I can totally see Emma Watson as the new Lara. Plus, it'd totally help her stray away from her school girl roles from Harry Potter and Perks of Being a Wallflower.

peeves 01-04-13 12:02

I think Emma Watson should be the new lara because she'd make a good one.

lovechin 01-04-13 14:37

Is this true?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...41199525_n.jpg

BigR4444 01-04-13 14:39

I love Emmy Rossum... but keep in mind, its April fools day... trust no one... ;)

Perhaps im the fool for not putting her on my top ten Lara candidates list... how the hell did I forget about her...


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