A 'Tomb Raider' reboot is just asking for trouble

‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot? Hollywood, Just Let It Die [Op-Ed]

We don’t need a Tomb Raider reboot. Seriously, Hollywood, just let the series die.

MGM is planning a reboot to the film series that began with Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Now as excited as some fans are to get another film, I beg you to remember two things. Movies based on video games usually end up being crap, and reboots don’t always work out for the best. Combining the two ideas is just asking for trouble.

Marvel fans might remember that when Hulk got a reboot, the result received mixed feelings. If you hated Ang Lee’s version, the one with Edward Norton was better. The same sentiment worked in reverse. Total Recall suffered from the same problem, only the remake ended up failing. The point is, a reboot isn’t always going to be better.

Now consider the fact that Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its sequel both starred award winning actress Angelina Jolie. Even the best acting in the world can’t save a film whose plot seems to forget what it was doing in the first place, like Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life did. On that note, possibly casting relative newcomer Kaya Scodelario in the starring role might work, but then you have to make sure the film itself is written well.

A Tomb Raider reboot is just asking for trouble. In an era where Hollywood is bent on rebooting or remaking everything successful under the sun, there are bound to be some stinkers. It’s just the law of chance, and if it’s a reboot of a film based on a video game, those chances go way up.

Movies based on video games, as I’ve stated several times before, usually end up terrible. Oftentimes the game’s story just doesn’t translate to the big screen, or the director is simply looking to cash in on fans of the game, knowing that if you like the game, you’ll probably buy a ticket to see the movie. Though as previously reported by The Inquisitr, some directors go out of their way to avoid the easy way out, like the director of the World of Warcraft movie.

But for every director who tries to make a good movie, there is also Uwe Boll and his sort.

Do you think it’s a huge mistake making a Tomb Raider reboot?