Tomb Raider

Continuity mistake: As Lara is headed up to the boat's pilot house, she obviously leaves the hatch open, but a far away shot shows the door closed again, as she's climbing the ladder. When she goes back down, it's suddenly open again. You could claim it's the rocking of the boat, but as she's grabbing her gear, the door stays open.

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Other mistake: While swinging about and being thrown around in a rotted, rusted WWII era metal plane, Lara does not receive any cuts or bruises. The only injury she receives is a branch in her side after parachuting through a forest.

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New this month Plot hole: After 7 years the battery on the video camera left by Lara's father should be dead.

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Trivia: Daisy Ridley, best known as the character Rey in the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy, was originally the lead contender for the part of Lara Croft, but had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts. The role eventually went to "Ex Machina" co-star Alicia Vikander, who as it happily turns out is a big fan of the video-game series on which the film is based, and wanted to try her hardest to do the character justice.

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Trivia: The previous two "Tomb Raider" films (released in 2001 and 2003) were loosely based on and inspired by the original run of the video-game series, which started in 1996 and ended in 2008. Somewhat appropriately, this theatrical reboot is loosely based on the 2013 game "Tomb Raider", which was itself a reboot of the series that restarted the story from the beginning, and sought to modernize the gameplay while making the lead character Lara Croft somewhat more realistic and identifiable.

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Trivia: Prior to this reboot, another film had been planned in 2011. Megan Fox was reportedly attached to the film, which would have been a full-on reboot with an entirely original story. That film never came to be, so the studio opted to try and make a prequel about a young Lara Croft's first adventure, rather than basing it on the older, more experience Croft seen in the games. Somewhat coincidentally, in the meantime, the video-game series itself rebooted with a new "origin story" in 2013's "Tomb Raider", which worked out, as it was the same sort-of prequel story the studio wanted to make into a film. While it took five years, the movie was eventually made.

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Lord Richard Croft: All myths are foundations of reality.

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Lu Ren: Some men like dangerous women.
Lara Croft: Some men are foolish.

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