A-kickin' Femmes & the Men Who Love Them
Female action heroes, a la Lara Croft, and the girls of Charlie's Angels, are wildly popular, while their male counterparts hit the skids. And men almost certainly make up a large part of the audience for the movies. Just a trend? Or deserving of an at-times overwrought analysis? Does Crouching Tiger . . .
really fit here?
posted by raysmj
on Sep 10, 2001 -
As to be expected
the dumb critics are ripping Lara Croft to shreds; I mean really
tearing it a new orifice. Which means of course I must see this film
. Major argument against? A hack plot designed only to engender scenes of mindless violence. Duh. It's not supposed to have emotional impact
. It's just supposed to be fun. Did any of these critics actually play the game? What frightens me though is that Roger Ebert
enjoyed it... I'm so torn...
posted by ZachsMind
on Jun 16, 2001 -
The Tomb Raider Teaser...
premieres today. I received an email about it, and it seems Paramount's pushing it really hard. Perhaps it's just me, but I've noticed that since Episode I, Teasers are becoming just as popular as the full blown trailer. Anyway, here's to hoping Paramount has a well thought out story and good acting to boot.
posted by Cavatica
on Dec 8, 2000 -
More than you wanted to know
about the "Tomb Raider" movie. What's weird about it all is that the timing sucks. The game has gone through five successive versions and they've used the same basic engine for all of them. These days it's looking significantly dated, and the last couple of games have gotten really poor reviews. Of course, it probably still sells well to frustrated teenage boys, but I think the last couple of games haven't sold anything like the previous ones did because it's the same old same old.
By the time the movie finally comes out, the game may already be history.
Has there ever
been a movie made from a computer game which was either a commercial or critical success? "Mortal Combat"
and "Super Mario Brothers"
spring to mind as counter-examples.
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Oct 29, 2000 -
Life-sized Lara Croft Mannequin
]. Question: how do you make a life-sized object of something completely fictional? Don't try to answer, my brain popped when I saw the 3/4 life-size Seven Dwarfs lawn ornaments at K-Mart
posted by plinth
on May 18, 2000 -
Separated at Birth?
has been chosen to play
in the upcoming Tomb Raider movie. I must say that from the neck up, she's actually a pretty good choice. (From the neck down, no woman alive measures up.)
The only problem is that Ms. Jolie is California, not England. I wonder how well she can do an English accent.
"Val Girl Lara" just doesn't make it.
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Apr 8, 2000 -
Should be posting the story any time now - Angelina Jolie just signed to do Tomb Raider. For all of you guys who have been waiting to put a human face to your digital fantasy, there
posted by CrazyUncleJoe
on Mar 3, 2000 -