Sunday, December 29, 2013

"Croft" Fan Film Is A Surprisingly Gritty And Truly Bad Ass Take On Lara Croft

The recent Tomb Raider reboot gave fans a much darker and more serious take on the nearly 20 year old franchise as well as its main character, Lara Croft. Honestly, the series needed this move as the character was becoming a bit of a joke through her film and later game representations. This new Lara has moved beyond her rather clunky roots and has grown into a gritty bad ass with actual depth and character.

A group of fans on the YouTube channel CanCinema has taken this new direction for the character and crafted an excellent film which acts as a prequel of sorts. The film is titled Croft and through its 20 minutes manages to lay the roots and early motivations behind the young Lara. In a surprising twist, the film is dark, dramatic and quite action packed with a style usually reserved for feature film. This is backed up by some really good acting that manages to be just as good as the fight choreography. Even if you're not a fan of the Tomb Raider series, you owe it to yourself to view this stunning fan film which upstages a lot of what Hollywood is crapping into cinemas in recent years. Enjoy and be sure to share!

1 comment:

  1. One bad ass woman, only Ellen Ripley could have done better. Wonderful film for a fan made movie.