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.