Monday, 19 May 2014

Lara Croft


As you might have guessed from previous posts, I'm not a big fan of reducing characters to the single characteristic you take umbrage with.

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  1. True that.
    But.
    What backstory? What personality? Wasn't the whole point of the reboot to give her the actual story she was very much missing over the past 10 video games, 4 spin-offs and 2 movies?

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    1. The reboot just replaced her previous innate badass attitude with a grim and gritty version where she gets hardened by constant torture. In terms of story it doesn't add all that much (I would argue the reboot is nothing more than an alternate, gory retelling of Tomb Raider Legend's Peru level).

      I much prefer the larger than life Lara where her drive comes from the desire to one day discover what happened to her mother.

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    2. Honestly, there's really two women running around that island...

      This weak willed but whiny teenaged Lara Croft and Lady Rambo who's killing men while apologizing for it.

      I highly doubt that the reboot does Lara any true justice.

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  2. I think critics of Tomb Raider ignored Lara Croft's personality, skills, accomplishments, and origins, and judged the character on her physical appearance. I can't tell if they're being sexist, or just plain ignorant.

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  3. Most of these SJW morons have never played Tomb Raider as they would know she is a strong independent character that is apart of her appeal, not her breast size.

    Why can't they look past that?

    Same goes with Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield. Some of my favourite video game characters are women some of them playable some of them supporting. It has nothing at all to do with their appearance. These are character's both sexes can relate to.

    Isn't that a good thing?

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