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Alicia Vikander is a winningly human Lara Croft, but her Tomb Raider is still a snooze

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are back with another edition of Film Club to discuss Tomb Raider, the latest adaptation of the popular video-game franchise. Like the 2013 game, Tomb Raider is set up as a rebooted origin story, and does manage to establish Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft as a vulnerable human character, as opposed to the empty sex-symbol action figure Angelina Jolie played last decade. Unfortunately, the movie around her is really dull and unimaginative.

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