too bad the new actress doesn't bring much to the party, and this "origin story" feels like leftovers. Vikander is a fine actress, when the movie gives her a real part she can run with. Here, though, she mostly just runs. Or jumps. Or, sometimes, falls
this Lara is spunky and fearless, with a mind of her own. That's nice to see, but what does it matter in a movie that's dull when it's not inexplicable, and is riddled with bad dialogue and worse special effects?
an old-fashioned treasure-island adventure tale gilded in circa-2018 wokeness (Lara Croft's breasts no longer command a lead supporting role) and anchored by an Oscar-winning actress far more gifted than the story requires