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.
Last edited by Arachnid1 on Sep 25th, 2017 at 07:36 PM
Yeah, of course you'd choose the actress for the acting role. Thats not the point though. It goes back to this:
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.
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.
"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.
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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.
Last edited by Arachnid1 on Sep 26th, 2017 at 12:02 AM
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.