CINEMA: Tomb Raider 2018 tops list of most beloved video game movies.

Every­one has an opin­ion on which video game movies work and which don’t, with Super Mario Bros. 1993 on one end of the scale and the recent Son­ic The Hedge­hog on the oth­er. How­ev­er, a new sur­vey by Com­pare The Mar­ket has found that of their 1,001 UK movie­go­ers who par­tic­i­pat­ed, the 2018 Tomb Raider reboot is the best of the bunch, which Son­ic fans around the world will have some­thing to say about. It seems that this isn’t just the lat­est iter­a­tion of the icon­ic archae­o­log­i­cal adven­tur­er mak­ing her mark either, with Lara Croft: Angeli­na Jolie’s Tomb Raider land­ing in third place on the leaderboard.

While the Tomb Raider hero­ine dom­i­nat­ed the top three, with the 2018 ver­sion win­ning 33.2% of the vote and Jolie’s orig­i­nal 19.5%, it’s the lit­tle blue speed­ster Son­ic who sits between them at num­ber 2 of the list with 29.5%. . Falling just below the top spot will be some­thing that has gone well with those behind the big-screen release of Sega’s most well-known plat­form icon, espe­cial­ly with the upcom­ing trail­er. to fall for Son­ic the Hedge­hog 2 which again sees Son­ic — voiced by Ben Schwartz — take on Jim Car­rey’s Dr. Robotnik.

The rest of the list includes 2021 Mor­tal Kom­bat at num­ber four, 2017 Res­i­dent Evil: The Final Chap­ter at num­ber five, 2017 Assas­s­in’s Creed at num­ber six, 2020 Mon­ster Hunter at num­ber sev­en, 2019 Detec­tive Pikachu at num­ber eight, 2016’s War­craft at num­ber nine and Hit­man: 2015’s Agent 47 at num­ber 10. There’s a run­ning theme with a lot of these titles that, while crit­i­cal reviews are mixed at best, reg­u­lar movie­go­ers don’t care. that they’re not about to see Shake­speare when they watch these movies.

The Tomb Raider reboot in 2018 was not a huge hit with crit­ics when it was released, with Ali­cia Vikan­der repris­ing the role in the redesigned ver­sion of the char­ac­ter. Lara Croft has appeared in more than a dozen video games since her intro­duc­tion in 1996 as a busty brunette who spoke to the teen mar­ket she was tar­get­ing, and while Angeli­na Jolie intro­duced this ver­sion of Croft to the On screen in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: Cra­dle of Life, Vikan­der’s ver­sion was based on lat­er ver­sions of the char­ac­ter which was much more bru­tal and rugged than the ear­ly entries in the game series.

Warn­er Bros. had giv­en the green light to a sequel to the film before the COVID pan­dem­ic hit, but since then all talk about the fol­low-up seems to have stalled. How­ev­er, the Vikan­der recent­ly said she is still hope­ful the project will move for­ward soon. While fans await news on this, Lara Croft will return to screens in an ani­mat­ed series based on the reboot­ed game series, which will star Hay­ley Atwell, best known for play­ing Peg­gy Carter in the Mar­vel Cin­e­mat­ic Uni­verse, as the voice of Lara Croft. Addi­tion­al­ly, a table­top game based on the fran­chise is also released to mark the 25th anniver­sary of the orig­i­nal video game.

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