Skip navigation! Story from Movies. The Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander is officially out in cinemas. But, on Sunday, Jolie proved that women don't need guns or short shorts to be ass-kicking heroines. How's that for a power play? Rather than get swept up in the drama, the year-old actress and activist used her hard-earned dollars to combat sexist expectations that women must tear each other down to stay on top.
Angelina Jolie Approves Of Alicia Vikander's Lara Croft
'Tomb Raider': How Alicia Vikander's Lara Croft differs from Angelina Jolie's version
The new film takes its inspiration from the reboot of the video game ; it details Lara's origin and takes her on her first adventure that would launch her storied career as a Tomb Raider. The two actresses who have embodied the world's most famous video game-turned-movie heroine share a few things in common. Yet they have each delivered iconic performances as the titular Tomb Raider. Both of their incarnations deal with lingering issues regarding the disappearance of Lara's father , Lord Richard Croft, and this provides the motivation that launches them into their adventures at least it does for Jolie in her first film. However, Jolie and Vikander's individual take on Lara are very different, drawing upon the particular strengths of each actress. Jolie's Lara certainly has legions of fans who fondly remember the style and swagger she emanated in the role, but here's why Alicia Vikander ultimately delivers the superior Lady Croft:. Indeed, her statement doubles as a wink-wink meta-commentary that Vikander is going in a markedly different direction while still honoring Jolie's turn as Lara.
C heck out that job description. Lara is not a Tomb Studier, or a Tomb Analyser. A Tomb Fancier she ain't. Lara does not share Indiana Jones's occasional donnish bent.
Sign in. See the list. Title: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Adventurer Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her. Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega Antonio Banderas and his wife, Elena Catherine Zeta-Jones , to take action.