Alica Vikan­der is Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider re­boot

Cert 12A, 118 min­utes, in cin­e­mas 14 March

Heat (UK) - - Deep - Charles Gant

Star­ring: Ali­cia Vikan­der, Wal­ton Gog­gins, Daniel Wu Director: Roar Uthaug

THE PLOT Lon­don bike courier Lara Croft (Vikan­der) goes in search of her fa­ther (Do­minic West), who mys­te­ri­ously dis­ap­peared seven years ago while seek­ing a fa­bled tomb on a Pa­cific is­land. WHAT’S RIGHT/WRONG WITH IT? First ap­pear­ing in 1996, the megaselling Ei­dos videogame se­ries pre­vi­ously yielded two rather iffy movies star­ring An­gelina Jolie, and this re­boot from the splen­didly named Roar Uthaug has been long in the works. Has it been worth the wait? We sadly can’t tell you, as re­views are em­bar­goed un­til af­ter this edi­tion of heat prints.

VER­DICT If any­one can de­liver screen in­ten­sity while run­ning around in a skimpy vest, it’s Os­car win­ner Vikan­der. Fin­gers crossed!

Lara’s clearly fallen on hard times if that stick is the best arte­fact she can find

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