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Op Ed

Gamer Horizon - In Defense of Tomb Raider.
While I can understand the disappointment regarding how the game is not like the Tomb Raider of yesteryear, allow me to put it into some perspective. In 2005, a relatively unknown director with 2 indie films and one moderately successful remake undertook a reboot for a once popular and successful franchise. The reboot was a critical and commercial success, so much so that most people see them as the definitive version of the franchise. The filmmaker was Christopher Nolan and the film was Batman Begins. Hard to believe, but there are still people who prefer Tim Burtonís version.

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6. Re: Op Ed Apr 4, 2013, 14:33 N2NOther
InBlack wrote on Apr 4, 2013, 09:15:
Hmmm. Im sick of people comparing every reboot with Christopher Nolan and his fucking way too overrated trilogy. Sure the second movie was terrific, but the first and third were merely decent.

On a related off-topic note has anyone seen Dredd? Its fucking BRILLIANT. Now that is a great reboot, briliant cinematography (reminds me soo much of Blade Runner), gritty atmosphere and just the right mix of cliches and a very believable future and a proper villain. You know one that isnt EVIL for evil's sake like ala 50's cartoons.

Anyway back on topic, Ive never been a fan of Tomb Raider since it always felt like an Indiana Jones ripoff, just with more tits and ass.

While opinions are clearly subjective, and I happen to disagree with yours a Nolan's Batman trilogy, the point here was more that there are fans of Burton's Batman who still don't like Nolan's Batman Begins but the movies were incredibly successful. As films, commercial movies and a reboot.

And yes, Dredd was really good. Though it suffered a lot in the third act. Dredd getting shot was a non-issue, and his confrontation with Ma-Ma was anticlimactic to say the least. With that being said, I liked it quite a bit. Too bad it was such a flop that a sequel is unlikely.
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