Clearly not, because Tomb Raider isn’t just a video game movie it’s a reboot of a video game movie.
The original, while critically reviled, at least had a hot pants-clad Angelina Jolie on its side – an image that persuaded enough adolescent gamers to lay down their joysticks and bravely venture out to their local multiplex.
But this is 2018 and such cynical, unenlightened, marketing moves have gone the way of the Commodore 64.
So now we’ve got a modestly attired Oscar-winner in Alicia Vikander hunting treasure on a remote Japanese island as English archeologist Lara Croft.
Vikander puts in a very likeable turn but Norwegian director Roar Uthaug’s ferocious name is deceptive.
After a slightly gritty first act in London the fi lm slowly morphs into a bog standard video game movie that gives its feisty heroine weapons to fire, platforms to jump and puzzles to solve.
It’s diverting for a while but largely humourless and very forgettable.
Roar needed to give Lara a fresh voice but this timid reboot ends with a whimper.