Tomb Raider

Rated 2.0

Heiress Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), reluctant to have her adventurer/tycoon father (Dominic West) declared legally dead, sets out to retrace the journey on which he vanished years earlier. The venerable video game gets another movie version (15 years after a would-be franchise with Angelina Jolie petered out), with the inevitable results—no video game has ever made a decent movie, and probably none ever will. Norwegian director Roar Uthaug fails to conceal the fact that the story (by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons and Evan Daugherty) never makes a lick of sense and, in true Lara Croft fashion, it doesn’t end but merely sets us up for the next level. On the plus side, Vikander looks luscious in her adventuring togs, and the graphics, while devoid of excitement or suspense, are impressive.