|Directed by||:||Roar Uthaug||Produced by||:||Gary Barber, Graham King||Based on||:||Tomb Raider, by Crystal Dynamics||Starring||:||Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Dominic West, Walton Goggins||Production companies||:||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros., GK Films||Country||:||United States|
Parents need to know that Tomb Raider is a reboot of the video game-based Lara Croft action series, which also inspired two previous movies. The violence is largely bloodless but very intense, with lots of guns and shooting, arrows, fighting, beating, bludgeoning, stabbings, crashes, and explosions. Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) takes a lot of physical punishment, often crying out in pain or terror; she also kills people with no repercussion or remorse. Lara wears a tight tank top throughout (paralleling the games), but otherwise sex isn't an issue. Language includes a few uses of "s--t" and a couple of cut-off uses of "f--k." A secondary character is said to be drunk and later nurses a hangover. The movie is very noisy and, alas, not much fun, though it does stress the value of sacrifice and perseverance. But die-hard Croft fans -- and/or viewers hungry for female-driven action movies -- will likely give it a chance.