Movie Preview: Alicia Vikander wears Lara Croftwear with purpose in “Tomb Raider”

Kind of sad when I heard this was happening. Lara Croft did Angelina Jolie no favors. But putting another Oscar winner into the role was meant to be. I guess. Kristen Scott Thomas and Dominic West play her parents, the picture looks less digital and gimmicky than its forebears. But video game adaptations are generally soul-sucking payday pictures, and giving up a year of your peak career to one feels like a sell-out.

The director is the Norwegian who gave us the tsunami thriller “The Wave,” which signifies nothing. Not the same sort of picture. Great name, though — Roar Uthaug.

“Tomb Raider” is due out March 16.

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