Tomb Raider

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Arachnid1
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/03/27/tomb-raider-movie-reboot-first-look-plot-description-revealed

Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, she looks the part. On the other hand...

"Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class."

That is not Lara Croft. She's not Peter Parker. She is way more capable (and rich) than that. Making her retarded/irresponsible to appeal to the masses is not the right way to tackle her character.

http://cdn.movieweb.com/img.site/PHrgB9hhkRqDuw_1_l.jpg

marwash22
Originally posted by Arachnid1
"Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class."

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/02/incredulous.gif

marwash22
if i ever become a billionaire, I'ma just buy up all the comic and video game properties and sit on them so no one can make shit movies.

steverules_2
Originally posted by Arachnid1
the other hand...

"Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class."


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Ridley_Prime
So looks like the first Angelina Jolie film may remain the best one (which was at least dumb fun), sadly.

ares834
Based on what? A single sentence in a film summary? Talk about overreacting.

Ridley_Prime
Not really. That sentence made it clear how they're gonna handle her character.

ares834
One aspect of her character.

marwash22
are you familiar with the character? i mean, that's literally nothing like the character from "Tomb Raider"

ares834
I've played the games, yes. Like I said, it's a single aspect of the character.

marwash22
i take it you're a Star Wars fan.

sooooooo, if the next movie were about Darth Vader, a flamboyant homosexual man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan who's struggling to get his artisanal sandwich shop off the ground... you wouldn't have a problem with that?


this proposed "Tomb Raider" movie sounds like shit. why even call it 'Tomb Raider'

Robtard
Ok, I laughed. Well done, Mouth.

ares834
Originally posted by marwash22
i take it you're a Star Wars fan.

sooooooo, if the next movie were about Darth Vader, a flamboyant homosexual man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan who's struggling to get his artisanal sandwich shop off the ground... you wouldn't have a problem with that?


this proposed "Tomb Raider" movie sounds like shit. why even call it 'Tomb Raider'

yay hyperbole

riv6672
Originally posted by marwash22
this proposed "Tomb Raider" movie sounds like shit. why even call it 'Tomb Raider'
I can somewhat agree.
Why bother tacking the name on, when the film could just as well be a different property?
I felt the same about the lste 90s Godzilla. Decent movie in itself, but, didnt have to be called Godzilla.
10 Clovetfield lane (unless its part of some bigger anthology or project i'm unaware of), same thing.

Ah well.

Arachnid1
Originally posted by marwash22
i take it you're a Star Wars fan.

sooooooo, if the next movie were about Darth Vader, a flamboyant homosexual man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan who's struggling to get his artisanal sandwich shop off the ground... you wouldn't have a problem with that?


this proposed "Tomb Raider" movie sounds like shit. why even call it 'Tomb Raider' Jesus

fking

lol

marwash22
Originally posted by ares834
yay hyperbole but, but... being the leader of a galactic empire is just a single aspect of Vader's character.

Kazenji
Originally posted by ares834
Based on what? A single sentence in a film summary? Talk about overreacting.

Agreed

especially when you read the rest of the plot they're going for

Kazenji
Gawd...KMC sucks with the edit button sometimes

not sure why her Father is involved with the plot, Nothing about the first game in the new reboot games.

TheLordofMurder
I agree that what they are proposing sounds like garbage and isnt anything like Lara Croft...

Well atleast the woman playing Lara is pretty...

smile

Kazenji
I guess its not a surprise with Game to movie adaptations, Normally add something that wasn't in the games at all.

riv6672
This is more like taking away, than adding.

I'm not overly upset at any of this, for the record, its just a topic i've found myself thinking about with other movies (see above). I'm sure i'll still enjoy it.

Esau Cairn
Originally posted by Kazenji


especially when you read the rest of the plot they're going for

So she's struggling to pay the rent but manages to travel all over Japan...

Oh I can't wait for that montage of "fund raising shenanigans" she'll get up to in the big city! roll eyes (sarcastic)

Kazenji
Originally posted by riv6672
This is more like taking away, than adding.


Then there's the rare times where they create a new story within the game franchise world, Looking at the recent Assassins Creed movie.

Firefly218
It's just a slight change to her backstory. Won't bother me unless it doesn't work within the context of the actual story. Maybe she does have an inheritance waiting but she's not using it yet or something, who knows

riv6672
^^^that'd be a twist.
Originally posted by Kazenji
Then there's the rare times where they create a new story within the game franchise world, Looking at the recent Assassins Creed movie.
Hey if it works for you, i'm glad.
All i know about TR is what i've read here and there, the comic i used to read, and the Jolie movies.
This doesnt sound like TR, as of right now.

Kazenji
Originally posted by riv6672


This doesnt sound like TR, as of right now.

Agreed.

riv6672
Like i said i'll probably enjoy it anyway, i'm not a hardcore fan.
I hope actual fans get some pleasant surprises plot wise though.

ScreamPaste
Did none of you play the reboot? In the reboot she didn't accept her father's inheritance and put herself through college by working in bars and other odd jobs to make her own way.

2013 Lara is best Lara. All of you can eat a dick. I just hope her girlfriend is in the movie.

riv6672
Your girlfriend eats my dick.

Patient_Leech
I don't have any particular preconceived notions about the character, so I don't really care. As long as she's hot and the movie is interesting I'm okay with it.

I actually did enjoy the Angelina Jolie movies somewhat (although probably the 2nd one moreso than the first), so I'll look forward to this for some fun mindless action/adventure.

Firefly218
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
I don't have any particular preconceived notions about the character, so I don't really care. As long as she's hot and the movie is interesting I'm okay with it.

I actually did enjoy the Angelina Jolie movies somewhat (although probably the 2nd one moreso than the first), so I'll look forward to this for some fun mindless action/adventure. I was looking forward to the ugly tomb raider though

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Firefly218
I was looking forward to the ugly tomb raider though

Played by Melissa McCarthy? Ugly and unfunny..

Ridley_Prime
Originally posted by ScreamPaste
Did none of you play the reboot? In the reboot she didn't accept her father's inheritance and put herself through college by working in bars and other odd jobs to make her own way.

2013 Lara is best Lara. All of you can eat a dick. I just hope her girlfriend is in the movie.
Played it, but don't quite remember every detail about it, mainly the survival and hunting aspects. Did it also establish that she was mostly a no-show for class? Either way, it's one of the more minor things, so can give that a pass if the film is otherwise decent, but meh. Suppose I still hadn't fully adjusted to that different take on her, but it is fresh and arguably more interesting.

Firefly218
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Played by Melissa McCarthy? Ugly and unfunny.. Melissa McCarthy can actually be pretty funny though, have you seen the Heat or Spy? Both are fantastic. Also she's been brilliant on SNL lately mocking Sean Spicer.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Firefly218
Melissa McCarthy can actually be pretty funny though, have you seen the Heat or Spy? Both are fantastic. Also she's been brilliant on SNL lately mocking Sean Spicer.

I've never found any of her comedy very funny. Even the Sean Spicer is really only funny because the whole Trump administration is such an easy target, it's really a complete joke already. No mockery needed.

ScreamPaste
Originally posted by Ridley_Prime
Played it, but don't quite remember every detail about it, mainly the survival and hunting aspects. Did it also establish that she was mostly a no-show for class? Either way, it's one of the more minor things, so can give that a pass if the film is otherwise decent, but meh. Suppose I still hadn't fully adjusted to that different take on her, but it is fresh and arguably more interesting. Nah, that seems new. Still. It's such a stupid thing to be salty about. Real men are salty about there being no mention of Sam.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/52/55/3c/52553c6c0275caa299d42e7509f3dbb5.png

Surtur
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Played by Melissa McCarthy? Ugly and unfunny..

Since Star Wars was being discussed too, I think she'd be great as like..Jabba the Huts niece or something? In a future film.

Robtard
Originally posted by ScreamPaste
Did none of you play the reboot? In the reboot she didn't accept her father's inheritance and put herself through college by working in bars and other odd jobs to make her own way.

2013 Lara is best Lara. All of you can eat a dick. I just hope her girlfriend is in the movie.

Nope. Only the very first game where she's wealthy.

No thanks, I avoid small snacks between meals. Girlfriend you say? Now that's a welcome change.

Firefly218
Lesbian Lara Croft would be fantastic

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Firefly218
Lesbian Lara Croft would be fantastic

I second this. thumb up

riv6672
Originally posted by Robtard
No thanks, I avoid small snacks between meals. Girlfriend you say? Now that's a welcome change.
laughing

BruceSkywalker
looks good..

http://deadline.com/2017/09/tomb-raider-trailer-alicia-vikander-warner-bros-reboot-lara-croft-1202173165/

Flyattractor
So is she just going to be a Tomb Raider this time or is she going to be a Secret Agent (or whatever) again to?

Arachnid1
That looks like a campy, jokey, rip off of the first reboot game. That honestly looks about as average as it gets.

Kazenji
Looks like they're trying to combine the last few games with the reboot game, Where she had her own little HQ with guns and pals helping her out

they've also butched the story of the reboot game too.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by BruceSkywalker
looks good..

http://deadline.com/2017/09/tomb-raider-trailer-alicia-vikander-warner-bros-reboot-lara-croft-1202173165/

Here's the direct YouTube link.

Yeah, I think it looks like it could be fun. Alicia Vikander is cool and shit...

8ndhidEmUbI

Dreampanther
I watched the Angelina Jolie movies mainly because of Angelina Jolie, but this looks like it might actually be a good movie.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Dreampanther
I watched the Angelina Jolie movies mainly because of Angelina Jolie, but this looks like it might actually be a good movie.

I actually kind of liked the second one with Jolie. It was fun. The first one was pretty schlocky, though.

riv6672
^^^it was the other way around for me.
Until yesterday.
It was on TV and i lrft it on while i puttered around the house. Surprised at how much i enjoyed it.

Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Here's the direct YouTube link.

Yeah, I think it looks like it could be fun. Alicia Vikander is cool and shit...

8ndhidEmUbI
Seems fun. thumb up

carthage
Looks solid

Also love that they imported 2 of the guys from Into the Badlands, looks like a fun movie

marwash22
This looks... okay.

wasn't blown away. Walton Goggins is in this, so that's something, but from that small clip, it doesn't look like they let him be Walton Gogginsy enough.

Flyattractor
Just watched the trailer. Looks like it could be pretty good.

Lara could have bigger flotation devices thou...

Kazenji
They weren't that large to begin with for the Reboot game.

Flyattractor
Go Classic with big Pixelated Bounceness.

Kazenji
But this new movie based on the Reboot game or are we just ignoring that info?

Impediment
This film will be based on the 2013 reboot game by Square Enix.

Devil's Triangle, Yumatai, Sun Queen, etc.

The trailer showed several very familiar scenes from the game, even.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Flyattractor
Go Classic with big Pixelated Bounceness.

Yeah, they need to hop aboard the nostalgia train. Basing it on a reboot game is a big mistake.

riv6672
Never played the games, so i'll have a lot less to ***** about i guess! yes

Flyattractor
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Yeah, they need to hop aboard the nostalgia train. Basing it on a reboot game is a big mistake.

Nah. I just like a nice C Cup.

StiltmanFTW
Originally posted by Arachnid1
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/03/27/tomb-raider-movie-reboot-first-look-plot-description-revealed

Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, she looks the part. On the other hand...

"Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class."

That is not Lara Croft. She's not Peter Parker. She is way more capable (and rich) than that. Making her retarded/irresponsible to appeal to the masses is not the right way to tackle her character.

http://cdn.movieweb.com/img.site/PHrgB9hhkRqDuw_1_l.jpg

She looks the part? Lulz wut?

They took her boobs away.

Patient_Leech
Jeez, calm down on the boobs, people.

She's young, athletic, and seems to fit the role. She looks pretty accurate...

https://overland.org.au/wp-content/tomb_raider_2013-wide.jpg

This is ridiculous and unrealistic anyway (even besides the bad graphics)...

http://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/54/2014/12/Tomb-Raider-2-iOS-4.jpg


I'm more of an ass man myself, anyway. thumb up

Flyattractor
I would prefer a little bit more Cushion for my Pushing if you get my drift.

Ridley_Prime
Nostalgia for the old aside, reboot Lara is fine, yeah. We have someone that looks the part for it here too and seems like it'll be a fun average action adventure flick, so will at least give a watch.

Khazra Reborn
Pass.

Flyattractor
So you admit to being Sexist!?

Khazra Reborn
Meh, just looks lame, IMO.

Kazenji
Originally posted by Patient_Leech


This is ridiculous and unrealistic anyway (even besides the bad graphics)...



Well it was the 90's didn't have the fantastic graphics like we have now.

Flyattractor
your kidding!?

Kazenji
So your saying we had Tomb Raider (2013 video game) style graphics back in the 90's, Suuuure.

Flyattractor
Back in those days we acted like they were. We weren't as SPoiled as you Young Turd Muffins of today.

Kazenji
*****....i'm not that young

i grew up on the Atari & Commodore 64.

Flyattractor
Sure Sonny. Sure.

Kazenji
If you say so Hobbit.

Flyattractor
What ever Frodo.

riv6672
Originally posted by Kazenji
If you say so Hobbit.

^^^even only seeing your side of this conversation, i lost brain cells. laughing out loud

riv6672
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Jeez, calm down on the boobs, people.

She's young, athletic, and seems to fit the role. She looks pretty accurate...

https://overland.org.au/wp-content/tomb_raider_2013-wide.jpg

This is ridiculous and unrealistic anyway (even besides the bad graphics)...

http://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/54/2014/12/Tomb-Raider-2-iOS-4.jpg


I'm more of an ass man myself, anyway. thumb up
Agree.

-Pr-
"Unrealistic" is the wrong word to use, imo. Still, the reboots did shrink her down, and if that's what they're basing it on, then so be it.

Trailer looks like it'll be a solid movie too.

Flyattractor
Originally posted by Kazenji
*****....i'm not that young

i grew up on the Atari & Commodore 64.

So you are a victim of Senile Dementia then?

That would explain a lot.

Arachnid1
I wouldn't say she looks athletic. Not at all. She doesn't need to have a huge rack but she needs to look like she's stepped into a gym before at some point at least. On the plus side, she got the accent/voice perfect.

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CNlZl2AMXbtQ9WpBZZHide6O5Mg=/0x0:800x533/1200x800/filters:focal(349x1:477x129)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/53918659/TR_00104r_6_.0.jpg

riv6672
Originally posted by Arachnid1
I wouldn't say she looks athletic. Not at all....she needs to look like she's stepped into a gym before at least...

yeah, she's a real porker; looks like Tom Hanks right when he GOT to the island in 'Castaway':
https://imghost.io/images/2017/09/24/imagedb600.jpg

http://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/news/a28189/alicia-vikander-diet-exercise-abs/

Look at that gut...roll eyes (sarcastic)
https://imghost.io/images/2017/09/24/image165cd.jpg

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Arachnid1
I wouldn't say she looks athletic. Not at all. She doesn't need to have a huge rack but she needs to look like she's stepped into a gym before at some point at least.

She doesn't look athletic? Are you drunk? I'm betting she spent months in the gym for this role. She looks like an Olympic athlete. What do you think athletic women look like?

This?

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l98xnwOnDow/VprcyA16HaI/AAAAAAAAm5Y/736_0tXmFsk/s640/Redefining%2BThe%2BFemale%2BBodybuilder%2B2.jpg

^ That is disgusting.

StiltmanFTW
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
http://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/54/2014/12/Tomb-Raider-2-iOS-4.jpg

Perfection.

Esau Cairn
She's got a weird long neck.

Arachnid1
Originally posted by riv6672
yeah, she's a real porker; looks like Tom Hanks right when he GOT to the island in 'Castaway':
https://imghost.io/images/2017/09/24/imagedb600.jpghttp://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/news/a28189/alicia-vikander-diet-exercise-abs/

Look at that gut...roll eyes (sarcastic)
https://imghost.io/images/2017/09/24/image165cd.jpg Yes, obviously I'm talking about how overwieght she is. confused

Originally posted by Patient_Leech
She doesn't look athletic? Are you drunk? I'm betting she spent months in the gym for this role. She looks like an Olympic athlete. What do you think athletic women look like?

This?

https://media.wired.com/photos/59c3d654e413633c168905e1/master/w_582,c_limit/TombRaider2TA.jpg Michelle Lewin for example. She's a girl who's pretty well known in the fitness industry. Look at any famous female athlete like Hope Solo, or Serena Williams, and tell me this girl looks athletic. She doesn't need to look like a male, but just take a look at her arms and legs.

https://i.imgur.com/glIiMPal.jpg

Just what is she planning on doing with that plank? Can she even swing it? This new girl looks like she'll break all her limbs and snap in half if a mild breeze rolls through. I can't imagine her being capable of doing the physical activities Lara regularly does. She looks like she can't even pick up a rifle let alone shoot it. Every girl in my campus female soccer team is more athletic than her. Every girl in my high school softball team is more athletic than her. If she's seriously what passes for an athletic female to you guys, I've got some bad news.

That is not "months in the gym". She's never been in a gym. She's good at keeping a low BF% but there's more to being physically fit than just dieting.

Patient_Leech
Yeah, she's lean, but still looks strong. Serena Williams is much too manly for my taste.

Surtur
Her look seems less "months in the gym" and more "months spent on the survivor reality show" lol. Her enemies are bears and really strong gusts of wind.

riv6672
You were talking shit, or have no understanding of physical fitness, so i had some fun while i corrected you.
Srsly, you have the greatest research tool known to man at your fingertips.
Use it.

It took me all of 2 minutes to find several sites detailing this young woman's prep for the TR role, a link to one which i posted.
Y'welvome.

Flyattractor
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Yeah, she's lean, but still looks strong.

Looks more like she just needs a bath to me..which I hope she does in the movie.

Surtur
Not even a strong gust of wind, maybe even just a medium strength gust would give her trouble. Probably would tumble over and need a man to help her get up.

Flyattractor
But Surt! WOMEN ARE JUST AS STRONG AS DER MENZ!!!!!
Science Tells us So!

Surtur
She is cut from the same mold as there fierce modern day Amazons:

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Flyattractor
lol

Arachnid1
Originally posted by riv6672
You were talking shit, or have no understanding of physical fitness, so i had some fun while i corrected you.
Srsly, you have the greatest research tool known to man at your fingertips.
Use it.

It took me all of 2 minutes to find several sites detailing this young woman's prep for the TR role, a link to one which i posted.
Y'welvome. Yes, she had such a rigorous 4 month training period. By the end of it, she could lift her own body weight for the first time in her life! All 117lbs! That's not even a plate.

I was talking shit because she is flat out average. If you seriously consider that physically impressive for a female, your physical fitness knowledge doesn't amount to much past a google.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by riv6672
You were talking shit, or have no understanding of physical fitness, so i had some fun while i corrected you.
Srsly, you have the greatest research tool known to man at your fingertips.
Use it.

It took me all of 2 minutes to find several sites detailing this young woman's prep for the TR role, a link to one which i posted.
Y'welvome.

Yeah, peeps be seriously lackin in understandin of fisical phitness. From your link...



Yeah, sounds like a pretty intense gym routine to me. It would seem that many retards here can't tell the difference between physically lean and fit vs thin, weak, and not fit.

Flyattractor
I have no doubt that she could kick your butt.

riv6672
^^^you might want to try and explain that to Arachnid1.
I would but, i already had my fun at his expense. big grin

Arachnid1
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Yeah, peeps be seriously lackin in understandin of fisical phitness. From your link...



Yeah, sounds like a pretty intense gym routine to me. It would seem that many retards here can't tell the difference between physically lean and fit vs thin, weak, and not fit.
She worked out for a few months before filming to look average/skinny as opposed tostick skinny stick skinny beforehand. It takes more than a few months to look like Lara Croft. Thats years dedicated to fitness. Not near something a few months can get you. Especially not in this case since all she attained was the ability to support her own body weight.

Physically lean and fit vs. thin and weak is an obvious distinction.

Originally posted by riv6672
^^^you might want to try and explain that to Arachnid1.
I would but, i already had my fun at his expense. big grin Fun way of saying "I have no idea what I'm talking about and am bowing out of the argument with a weak joke since that's all I can manage."

But you take care. thumb up

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Arachnid1
She worked out for a few months before filming to look average/skinny as opposed tostick skinny stick skinny beforehand. It takes more than a few months to look like Lara Croft. Thats years dedicated to fitness. Not near something a few months can get you. Especially not in this case since all she attained was the ability to support her own body weight.

Physically lean and fit vs. thin and weak is an obvious distinction.

Fun way of saying "I have no idea what I'm talking about and am bowing out of the argument with a weak joke since that's all I can manage."

But you take care. thumb up

Allow me to requote what you said...

Originally posted by Arachnid1
I wouldn't say she looks athletic. Not at all. She doesn't need to have a huge rack but she needs to look like she's stepped into a gym before at some point at least.

Hyperbole or not, you said it. We proved to you that she did do some heavy gym workouts to prepare for the role. She obviously isn't a lifetime bodybuilder, though. She's an actress. They don't typically go for the "bodybuilder look" even for physically demanding female roles anyway. She has a thin frame, but she still looks fit and strong.

riv6672
^^^nicely put.
I woulda gone with 'do you even lift, bro?', which is unnecessarily antagonistic. I figured you'd be more diplomatic. big grin

Surtur
Were the weights she lifted pieces of notebook paper with the word "weight" written on it?

Arachnid1
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Allow me to requote what you said...

Hyperbole or not, you said it. We proved to you that she did do some heavy gym workouts to prepare for the role. She obviously isn't a lifetime bodybuilder, though. She's an actress. They don't typically go for the "bodybuilder look" even for physically demanding female roles anyway. She has a thin frame, but she still looks fit and strong. What you did there was admit that you recognized it was hyperbole and yet decided to still argue the point of her having been in a gym before. You realize that means you intentionally argued the wrong point right? That means you recognized the fact that the actual/main point has merit: She does not look athletic or fit/built enough to be in any way physically realized as Lara Croft. She looks like a stick figure wearing clothes. There is no size, curve, or definition to any of her muscles.

You're not wrong about them rarely going for that super fit look when it comes to movies and actresses though. Charlize Theron in Mad Max was also super thin. Luckily, her being and looking physically stronger isn't really a prerequisite for this movie to be great, nor would it save it from bombing. More of a nitpick that would have enhanced presentation.

riv6672
Do you even lift, bro?

Arachnid1
Originally posted by riv6672
Do you even lift, bro? For damn sure more than my body weight eek!

What about you old man? Could your frail spine support at least the bar??

EDIT: Jesus fking christ, 36672 posts and a 2014 register date? Do you ever leave your house? I doubt a no-life like you gets out to the gym lmao

Originally posted by Surtur
Were the weights she lifted pieces of notebook paper with the word "weight" written on it? I think thats pushing it man! The ink on the paper probably put it past her limit.

riv6672
This is the part where someone who hasnt ever seen the inside of a gym would get defensive, and do something sophomoric like point out someone's age and post count. big grin

Its also the part where someone who benches 385lbs would post a pic...

https://imghost.io/images/2017/09/25/imaged0fe5.jpg

...and laugh at the defensive guy.

L. O. L.

Arachnid1
Originally posted by riv6672
This is the part where someone who hasnt ever seen the inside of a gym would get defensive, and do something sophomoric like point out someone's age and post count. big grin

Its also the part where someone who benches 385lbs would post a pic...

https://imghost.io/images/2017/09/25/imaged0fe5.jpg

...and laugh at the defensive guy.

L. O. L. Sophomoric? Says the one who's been passive aggressively throwing out indirect comments instead of actually taking part in the argument. I've ignored most of your dumb side comments.

So what looks like it would be a better representation of Crofts fitness to you? This or this? And if you choose the second one, why?

riv6672
You mean the fitness model or the actress?
Considering the fitness model likely cant act, i choose the actress.
And thats an actual not ****ing with you answer.

Arachnid1
Originally posted by riv6672
You mean the fitness model or the actress?
Considering the fitness model likely cant act, i choose the actress.
And thats an actual not ****ing with you answer. Yeah, of course you'd choose the actress for the acting role. Thats not the point though. It goes back to this:

Originally posted by Arachnid1
You're not wrong about them rarely going for that super fit look when it comes to movies and actresses though. Charlize Theron in Mad Max was also super thin. Luckily, her being and looking physically stronger isn't really a prerequisite for this movie to be great, nor would it save it from bombing. More of a nitpick that would have enhanced presentation. I'm saying the fitness models body is a better representation of how Croft should look. I'm not saying the fitness model would be better in the role or that being physically stronger makes her a better actress. I'm talking solely about her physical attributes. Croft in both the new and the old games had more of a fitness model physique. While that doesn't make her wrestling a 300lb man or backflipping over krakens believable, it at least helps sell the point. It's not necessary but it's nitpicking something that would have helped the presentation.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Arachnid1
I'm saying the fitness models body is a better representation of how Croft should look. I'm not saying the fitness model would be better in the role or that being physically stronger makes her a better actress. I'm talking solely about her physical attributes.

Here is how she "should" look (below), and I'd say they got a great match and a phenomenal actress to boot. This discussion started because you said she didn't go to the gym. We proved you wrong.

Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Jeez, calm down on the boobs, people.

She's young, athletic, and seems to fit the role. She looks pretty accurate...

https://overland.org.au/wp-content/tomb_raider_2013-wide.jpg

http://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/55/2017/03/Alicia-Vikander-Lara-Croft-Tomb-Raider.jpg

riv6672
^^^thats pretty spot on!

And yeah, this all started with the gym remark.

Arachnid1
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Here is how she "should" look (below), and I'd say they got a great match and a phenomenal actress to boot. This discussion started because you said she didn't go to the gym. We proved you wrong.

http://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/55/2017/03/Alicia-Vikander-Lara-Croft-Tomb-Raider.jpg You guys focusing solely on the hyperbole comment despite the fact that I've outlined the main point to you multiple times doesn't make much sense. Saying someone "looks like they've never stepped into a gym" pretty obviously means that they don't have much muscle. Arguing the literal meaning of a saying completely misses the main argument. It's like you trying to prove Surturs comment wrong.

Originally posted by Surtur
Were the weights she lifted pieces of notebook paper with the word "weight" written on it?
"Look! I've got a link that shows her lifting an entire notebook!"

Congrats. You proved him wrong.


Though she actually does look a bit better in that photo than the original one in question.

https://i.imgur.com/glIiMPal.jpg

I don't know if they were filmed far enough apart for her to make a difference by working out, if they just photoshopped it on top of that obvious filter, or if its just angles, but there's a noticeable difference. You can actually make out her delts and triceps in that photo (her arm in general looks thicker), not to mention her thighs have more shape to them.

Surtur
Indeed she has that "I barely eat anything, but do muscle training" look.

Bangable.

wakkawakkawakka
I'm still curious as to why the studio didn't just contact the actress for the re-boot Laura considering that she did both the voice and motion-capture work for it and the movie itself is taking inspiration from it.

Arachnid1
Originally posted by wakkawakkawakka
I'm still curious as to why the studio didn't just contact the actress for the re-boot Laura considering that she did both the voice and motion-capture work for it and the movie itself is taking inspiration from it. She was going through a pregnancy this past year according to her wiki page. It probably just conflicted with filming.

omgchos
I think theis whole thing boils down to shitty cash grab name recognition. Basically half of what makes hollywood, hollywood these days.

Patient_Leech
^ But Vikander isn't exactly a household name. I think they legitimately wanted a great up-and-coming actress.

riv6672
That works for both parties.
It puts the actress' name out there, and saves the studio money.

Patient_Leech
They certainly made her look ripped in this poster...

http://s3.birthmoviesdeath.com/images/made/Tomb_Raider_Teaser_Poster_1200_1778_81_s.jpg

riv6672
They obviously superimposed her head on a T-Rex. angel

Surtur
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
They certainly made her look ripped in this poster...

http://s3.birthmoviesdeath.com/images/made/Tomb_Raider_Teaser_Poster_1200_1778_81_s.jpg

Indeed she looks like it would take her only 3 tries to open up a jar of pickles.

Flyattractor
Ewww!? How does having a Huge Arm Vein like that make you looked "Ripped"? Muscles make you looke RIPPED! That Arm Worm makes her look like she needs a trip to the vet.

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