Tomb Raider

After earning acclaim as a serious actress in such indies as Ex Machina and The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander must have decided to earn some serious money—why else would she star in this tepid overhaul of Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft movies? Based on the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider video game, the CGI-driven adventure follows the British heiress as she travels to the Far East to seek her long-missing father, played by Dominic West, and solve the mystery of an ancient curse. Vikander’s hard-muscled body is the only plausible element in a film that emphasizes pursuit, combat, and survival, with nods to the disaster genre as well. Roar Uthaug (The Wave) directed; his work feels derivative of Steven Spielberg’s first two Indiana Jones movies, though not half as entertaining.