Hollywood doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to adapting video games into movies. Whether it's Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, or Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, most video game movies are trashed by critics and see little box office success. Is the new take on Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander, the one that will change the tide, though?The reviews for the new film have arrived and, thus far, they're better than you might expect. While Tomb Raider will definitely not be in contention at the Oscars in 2019, many critics seem to think it's decent action movie fare and better than most video game adaptations. Of course, not everyone loves the movie they saw.Currently, Tomb Raider is sitting at a score of 46 on GameSpot sister site Metacritic. Take a look at a sampling of the reviews below to find out whether this is a movie you want to spend your time on.Movie: Tomb RaiderStudio: Warner Bros.Release Date: March 16GameSpot"To say exactly where the story … [Read more...] about Tomb Raider Movie Review Roundup: What Are Critics Saying About This Video Game Adaptation?
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Toy giant Mattel has announced its next Barbie doll, and it's none other than iconic video game hero Lara Croft. Based on Alicia Vikander's version of the character from the upcoming movie, the collectible launches in March just ahead of the new movie, according to IGN.The doll is priced at $30, and pre-orders open on February 19 through the Barbie website. There are a few accessories included with the Barbie, including her pick axe, journal, map, and more, as well as a certificate of authenticity. You can see an unboxing video below, courtesy of the Panic Pixie YouTube channel.This is not the first video game Barbie. In 2016, Mattel launched a video game developer Barbie for its Career of the Year line. It does, however, appear to be Mattel's first Barbie based on a specific video game character.The new Tomb Raider movie comes to theatres on March 16. Vikander, who won an Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl opposite Eddie Redmayne. Dominic West (The Wire), Walton Goggins (Sons of … [Read more...] about A Tomb Raider Barbie Doll Arrives Next March With The New Movie
By Matt Martin, Monday, 19 February 2018 10:43 GMT Barbie’s latest outfit will look familiar to game fans – she’s gone all Lara Croft Tomb Raider. The doll comes with all the right accessories; map, an axe, a journal and a stand, as well as a certificate of authenticity. She will sell for $29.99, according to IGN. The new Tomb Raider movie is due for release on March 16. … [Read more...] about Don’t call it an action figure, that’s a Tomb Raider Barbie doll
Barbie has been an astronaut, a vet, even a mermaid. Now, she's a Tomb Raider. Doll maker Mattel has unveiled Tomb Raider Barbie (thanks, IGN), which is less a new look for Barbie herself and more just an action figure of Alicia Vikander, who portrays Lara Croft in next month's film. (There are a range of Barbie dolls which aren't actually Barbie herself, something which I've just found out browsing Barbie.com.) Along with the doll you also get a map, a journal and a tiny pickaxe - perfect for plunging into the head of any nearby Ken who talks about this Lara being someone you want to protect. Tomb Raider Barbie goes on sale sometime today, priced $29.99 (about £21). The new Tomb Raider movie launches next month and is based on 2013's Tomb Raider reboot. Back in the world of games, the currently unannounced but heavily teased Shadows of the Tomb Raider is expected to be unveiled this year. … [Read more...] about There’s a Tomb Raider Barbie doll
Barbie has a new persona: Tomb Raider. Mattel unveiled a new design for its fashion doll at Toy Fair this weekend, via IGN. Barbie-as-Lara-Croft outfits the heroine — now 58 years old and man, I didn’t know that — in the gray tank top and brown cargo pants that have signified the adventurer since the series reboot in 2103. She’s self-bandaged at the thigh and bicep, and brandishes a climbing axe/weapon in her non-gloved hand. Barbie.com is offering the Tomb Raider figure for pre-order beginning tomorrow. She’s $29.99. Accessories include a map, journal and doll stand in addition to the axe. There’s also a certificate of authenticity. Tomb Raider is coming back to movie screens with a reboot that premieres March 16. Alicia Vikander stars in a lead role that corresponds more to the grimy, grubby, getting-her-ass-kicked Lara Croft we’ve come to know over the past five years, as opposed to Angelina Jolie’s sleek portrayal in 2001 and 2003. … [Read more...] about Barbie’s next look: Tomb Raider