Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” receives PG-13 rating!
The wait for director Roar Uthaug’s Tomb Raider reboot has been quite the journey. From the early days of speculating who would take on the role of Lara Croft – would it be Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley? – To the first leaked set photos of a pretty ripped Alicia Vikander running, climbing, and performing a stunt – it’s amazing to think that we’re now just one month away from the big screen film opening in theaters. Collider is now reporting that Tomb Raider has officially been rated PG-13 for “sequences of violence and action, and for some language.”
There isn’t much of a surprise that Tomb Raider has been rated PG-13 as both originals were given the same rating. Whereas Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was given a PG-13 for “action violence and some sensuality,” this new Tomb Raider only showcases violence and action. It’s reasonable to say that while 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider film featured Lara Croft as not only an action hero, but a sex symbol, 2018’s version looks to focus more on the action hero and less as a sex symbol in the way that the 2001 picture offered.
Just see below:
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Tomb Raider (2018)
In the nearly 20 years since Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft, not only has the male gaze changed, but also modern audiences. As the general public has become more accepting and excited by women of an athletic background, the shift from women as action heroes as mere sex symbols has changed. Roar Uthaug’s Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander is a perfect example of this and the marketing has been equally as strong in its focus and vision, and just another reason why I can’t wait to see this movie!
The film follows Lara Croft as she sets out on her first expedition to finish her father’s (Dominic West) research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name.
MGM and Warner Bros. are co-producing the film, with MGM overseeing production. The studios acquired the rights from GK Films, which had previously purchased the film rights in 2011 from Square Enix Ltd. Graham King is producing.
Tomb Raider stars Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Dominic West. The film is directed by Roar Uthaug, from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Tomb Raider opens March 16, 2018.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)