This Rotten Week: Predicting Tomb Raider, Love, Simon And I Can Only Imagine Reviews
Just remember, I’m not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they’ll end up on the Tomatometer. Let’s take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.
Since 1993, there have been 33 movies based on (or sourced from) video games. Suffice it to say, they’ve all been terrible. The average Tomatometer rating for these flicks is an astoundingly low 18%. This is really something, and a sign that critics may simply never like a movie whose roots are in the gaming world. None of them have ever finished higher than 36%, and I can’t imagine this latest reboot of Tomb Raider will be the one that bucks the trend. It looks silly in all the wrong ways, and I doubt it’s any kind of improvement over the pre-reboot titles, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (20%) or Lara Croft: Tomb Raider — The Cradle of Life (24%).
I get why studios would want to reboot this crap, i.e. “We’re out of ideas,” but I predict isn’t going to light a fuse under the franchise by a long shot. Like its video game brethren, it will stink and keep the Tomatometer average well in the basement.