Battles, Bones Battles, Lara Croft Battles

Lara Croft vs Bones




Suggested by Destroyer Bones has his phaser which could destroy Lara Croft in a single hit if he were to land it, but the same can be said for her and her guns. Lara has taken down many opponents over the years and beating someone like Bones will be easy for her. He’s just too old to dodge her attacks while she can flip away from his shots. If Bones were just 20 years younger then he could have made a real run of it here. As it stands he just doesn’t have a chance at winning. Lara Croft wins.

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Battles, Indiana Jones Battles, Lara Croft Battles

Lara Croft vs Indiana Jones




Suggested by Destroyer Indiana Jones is definitely a pretty good explorer. He’s been through a lot of adventures and his athletics have gotten him this far. Still, he isn’t nearly as nimble as Lara is. She can run rings around him and also has more experience being in actual fights. She’s taken down robots and all kinds of creatures. Beating Indiana Jones will just be another morning for her. He is just physically outmatched here. Lara Croft wins.

Battles, Encyclopedia Brown Battles, Lara Croft Battles

Encyclopedia Brown vs Lara Croft




Suggested by Destroyer Encyclopedia Brown seems like a nice kid, but at the end of the day that’s all he is. What can a kid hope to do against a trained fighter like Lara? Take away her gadgets and she’s still an incredibly tough fighter who won’t go down easy. Brown can’t say the same for himself and it’s not like this is a battle of wits. His plans will only delay the inevitable as Lara can easily win this in a multitude of different ways. Lara Croft wins.

Battles, Hannah Montana Battles, Lara Croft Battles

Hannah Montana vs Lara Croft



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Suggested by Destroyer Hannah Montana was definitely a popular character back in the day but she wasn’t exactly known for her exceptional skills on the battlefield. Lara Croft could easily best her in a hand to hand fight or quickly score a win with her bow and arrow. She can effectively win the match however she pleases without a whole lot of effort. The gap in their skills is quite large. Lara Croft wins.

Battles, Kirito Battles, Lara Croft Battles, Tribute Battles

Lara Croft vs Kirito



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This is a tribute to the recent Tomb Raider film. While the movie was fairly good, Lara was a little lacking as a protagonist. She simply wasn’t the tough adventurer that I was expecting and didn’t rack up as high of a body count as you would expect. I’m sure she’ll be ready for the sequel but meanwhile Kirito is always ready! That swordsman doesn’t hold back which is definitely bad news for her! Kirito wins.

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Python vs Lara Croft



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Suggested by Destroyer The Python is an iconic snake with abilities far greater than what you may suspect. However, it cannot deal with Lara’s long range options like the bow. She just needs one good shot to end this fight and with her remarkable aim that will not be very difficult at all. Lara is certainly moving up in the rankings with these wins. Lara Croft wins.

Battles, Betty Boop Battles, Lara Croft Battles

Betty Boop vs Lara Croft



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Suggested by Destroyer Betty Boop may have been a rather popular icon at one point in time, but I don’t think she has what it takes to defeat someone like Lara. Croft has been honing her hand to hand skills for a very long time now and has become a master of combat. Betty can’t say that the same is true for herself. Lara Croft wins.

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Lara Croft vs Alex Hopper



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Suggested by Destroyer Alex Hopper has a gun and he is reasonably powerful so this certainly isn’t a total stomp for Lara. That being said, she is much more experienced in gun fights and is also more agile. She will be able to overwhelm him with speed and skill. Hopper may be able to steal burritos but he’s still not an expert in combat. Lara Croft wins.

Battles, Jack Sparrow Battles, Lara Croft Battles

Lara Croft vs Jack Sparrow


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Suggested by Destroyer Jack Sparrow has never been a very impressive pirate. Often times he only gets away because everyone panics when he really should have died back in film 1. He certainly won’t escape an expert like Lara. She is just on a different level and a few good shots can take him out. If he bothers to go immortal then she will simply slice him to ribbons. Lara Croft wins.

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Tomb Raider (2018) Review


It’s time to look at the new Tomb Raider film. It had a lot to live up to since the first two movies in the series were quite solid. It would also be starting at a disadvantage since the first two took place when she was a pro while this was a prequel where she was just starting out. Origin stories are never quite as good as the hero’s later adventures but maybe this one would be an exception. The first trailer was pretty solid after all. While the movie isn’t quite as good as it looked, it’s still a decently good movie. It just needed more scenes of Lara actually taking down the villains as opposed to letting her friend do most of the work.

The movie starts off with Lara losing a boxing match against who I assume must be the regional champ. She tries to pull herself together in time to win a race of catch the fox but loses there as well and is brought to the cops. Fortunately her family is rich so she gets to walk out with no repercussions. Her aunt tells her that she needs to sign the power of attorney to give the aunt all of the power within the company. Lara thinks that this is ludicrous. Not because the aunt will effectively be stealing the company away but because she resents the fact that her father died so early and wants to make it on her own. Still, money troubles don’t just go away so she made the tough call to accept the money. Her father left one last message in a puzzle with the will and it shows an island on it. Lara quickly jumps on this and dashes over with the help of a local guide. They have to stop an evil company from destroying the world by bringing back a plague with them. The issue is that Lara is just one person against a private army and her father certainly isn’t going to help. He’s not dead anymore, but his spirit is broken and that’s effectively the same thing.

We get quite a few action scenes here where Lara challenges the main villains in hand to hand combat. As a boxer she certainly does have some moves. While she can’t go up against groups of fighters anymore she can still manage some 1 on 1 fights well enough. The fights are close and there’s nothing fancy about them as it’s simply a fight to the death. The fights can be a little dark so it’s hard to see what’s going on, but they’re all right. A little below average compared to the average action film, but they serve their purpose. Seeing Lara use the bow and arrow briefly will definitely remind you of the Hunger Games.

As for Lara herself, she’s a good lead. At times the accents for some of the main characters including her can make it a little tough to understand them, but it seemed to be a realistic accent I suppose. It’s good that she’s always ready for a fight and is rather headstrong. I don’t really have any complaints about her. Hopefully for the sequel if we get one there will be a time skip just so she can be more powerful to keep up with her confidence. Her father is definitely irredeemable at this point though. Richard is annoying through every scene that he’s in. He leaves behind a tape with a ton of confidential blueprints that will help out the villains immensely and then blames Lara for bringing it along. What else did he actually think she would do? He references that she never likes doing what she is told so that wouldn’t change here. The worst part is that the villain organization already had an inside agent and there was a huge chance that they would have gotten the tape instead of Lara. Richard’s plan was just heavily short sighted from start to finish.

The main villain Mathias was very generic. He’s just another guy who works as a lackey for a richer guy in order to get an early retirement. He tries to have a mild sob story about how he can’t see his kids until the mission is done, but the film doesn’t even try to make him sympathetic. That’s a good thing since it never would have worked. He can’t really fight but has a lot of raw strength so he gives Lara a good match. There just isn’t too much to this guy and you just won’t remember him a few years down the line. He probably should have finished off Lara from the start since she was clearly a threat to his plans.

Finally we have Lu. He has a shaky start as he gave in to his drunk tendencies and doesn’t come across as very brave but mans up when the going gets tough. In the climax he actually does most of the work as he shoots down a bunch of guards and even takes down more fighters once he is out of ammo. The guy definitely seems like the low key MVP here and hopefully he got paid pretty well by Lara afterwards.

There is a cliffhanger at the end to set up the sequel. It’s fairly open ended though so while we know who the villains will be the plot can still revolve around anything. I think a sequel would be pretty solid so I’m game for that to show up soon. In theory we need a good rival for Lara soon though so maybe the corporate villains will hire an adventurer of their own in order to keep up. The film can really do anything at this point although Lara is certainly to blame for the villains getting a better foothold since her decision at the end didn’t really make any logical sense.

Overall, Tomb Raider is a film that’s very by the numbers. The action scenes aren’t all that good and while the main character is fun, she really doesn’t feel like Lara Croft for most of it. Ironically her first scene would have felt the most like her except for the fact that she was getting her boxing gloves handed to her in the fight. It’s based on the newer Tomb Raider game which is the weakest one in the series so it’s most likely due to the game’s influence but since the next movie might go its separate path things might be different. I’d still recommend this movie if you’re looking for a good action title though. You won’t be bored as the pacing is fairly good.

Overall 6/10