Welcome to What To Watch This Weekend, a weekly series dedicated to helping figure out which films you should enjoy in the near future. On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Tomb Raider, an adaptation of the popular video game series featuring a young woman who goes on an epic adventure after her father’s mysterious disappearance.
What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.
Welcome to April! On this episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, as they always do, the hosts run down all of the biggest movies coming out this month, including their personal hype scores, and their predictions for how well each movie will fare on Rotten Tomatoes. Looking back at their March 2013 predictions, the GeekScholars were back in form, with their guesses being, on average, only off by +/- 6 points on Rotten Tomatoes!
I’m not sure how I feel about the Tomb Raider series. I love the concept of the entire series, the lead character is empowering, and generally speaking I like this genre of game. Every time a new one comes out, I’m all excited only to get disappointed in the first level. Frankly I’ve always found the series unnecessarily hard to play and the choppy 3D Animation has always made me sick (literally) so I’ll admit, I’ve never played through an entire adventure. Will Undertow be the TR game that finally sucks me in? I love the premise and it’s shaping up pretty nice. Here is the latest game play trailer. The game will be available on 360 and PS3 this fall.
Ah, Tomb Raider. A game that for some reason I could never quite get into. Every year I look forward to the new installment and always end up being disappointed. Maybe it’s because I’m just not a fan of puzzles in my games. I like straightforward go from point A to point B. Not hitting a seeming dead end during the first level. So in enhance I always found the series to be unnecessarily difficult. But I really like all the footage and screens that I’ve seen from the upcoming Tomb Raider: Underworld game which debuts this November. Here are two shots of the new model – Alison Carroll.