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(The Verge)   Does Alicia Vikander look identical to Lara Croft in the rebooted Tomb Raider game? ~clicks article~ No, no she doesn't   ( theverge.com) divider line
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2017-04-18 05:36:10 PM  
a bandage staunches a wound on her right arm

IT'S "STANCHES," NOT "STAUNCHES," YOU DOLT!

Is copy editing dead?
 
2017-04-18 05:36:24 PM  
Also, her boobs are too small.

/harumph!
 
2017-04-18 05:43:37 PM  
No, but damn if that doesn't make me want to fap.
 
2017-04-18 05:54:46 PM  
I was watching The Man From UNCLE this past weekend. She's a cute one. She sure can't make the character any worse after whatsherface did.
 
2017-04-18 05:57:28 PM  

FlashHarry: a bandage staunches a wound on her right arm

IT'S "STANCHES," NOT "STAUNCHES," YOU DOLT!

Is copy editing dead?


listen, WORD doesn't put a red line underneath it and the thesaurus function says obstructs/stops/hinders/etc, so.. your opinion, man.
 
2017-04-18 06:00:31 PM  

FlashHarry: Is copy editing dead?


In two words, "yes."
 
kab
2017-04-18 06:00:50 PM  
My god, the migration from pixels to cinema for Indiana Joanna is not without alterations.

Shut.
Down.
Everything.
 
2017-04-18 06:03:19 PM  

FlashHarry: Also, her boobs are too small.

/harumph!


At least they're not the size of a small Bosnian village like one of the previous incarnations.
 
2017-04-18 06:11:01 PM  
The only Lara Croft model I care about is the one people do filthy things to in SFM.
 
2017-04-18 06:13:46 PM  

FlashHarry: Also, her boobs are too small.

/harumph!


everything is too small, croft is supposed to be an amazon that can go toe to toe with anyone, not a farking waif.

yeah, she's a sex symbol, but she's supposed to be a powerhouse first and a 110lb girl is not beating anyone down.
 
2017-04-18 06:38:00 PM  
They're both wearing tank-tops; so there's that.
 
2017-04-18 06:44:27 PM  
Does Alicia Vikander look identical to Lara Croft?

Are her boobs triangles?
 
2017-04-18 06:46:25 PM  
The first one will always be special, the later ones are more ordinary.

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2017-04-18 06:50:41 PM  
Why do they insist on casting the smallest women they can find in these roles? She looks like a slight wind might blow her off a cliff.
 
2017-04-18 06:50:54 PM  

FlashHarry: a bandage staunches a wound on her right arm

IT'S "STANCHES," NOT "STAUNCHES," YOU DOLT!


I'm old. To staunch a wound works for me; as well as throw down the gauntlet.

/you sit/squat on your haunches, not your 'hanches'.  You launch a boat, you don't 'lanch' it.
 
2017-04-18 06:54:54 PM  

cheezesub: No, but damn if that doesn't make me want to fap.


Yeah, she's really pretty, but she's also a tiny little twig. She looks like a firmly thrown chicken mcnugget would send her to the hospital.

I do have to say, I wish when they cast for characters who are tough females that they'd spend more time looking for someone believably tough looking.

The woman who played Deja Thoris (or whatever her name was) in John Carter is a great example of getting strong female lead casting done RIGHT. She's a gorgeous woman, but also has a little meat on her. She looks like a person who engages in occasional physical activity that doesn't involve a catwalk and bulemia. She looks believably strong.

Another good job is Bobby on The Expanse. Yes, she's shorter than in the book (duh, she's huge in the book), but she looks like she actually could punchify your face all to hell if she wanted to. She's still very pretty, but she has a real human being's body, not the body of a fashion model. I think she's another great choice.
 
2017-04-18 06:55:15 PM  
I'm old. To staunch a wound works for me; as well as throw down the gauntlet.

oh, and yes I know gauntlet is an acceptable (although not the original) spelling for running the gantlet, but gantlet is right out for throwing down the gauntlet.

/Have to make myself type gantlet. pfah.
 
2017-04-18 07:02:10 PM  

FlashHarry: a bandage staunches a wound on her right arm

IT'S "STANCHES," NOT "STAUNCHES," YOU DOLT!

Is copy editing dead?


I STAUNCH my whole family!
 
2017-04-18 07:20:57 PM  

JDJoeE: FlashHarry: Also, her boobs are too small.

/harumph!

At least they're not the size of a small Bosnian village like one of the previous incarnations.


You're only saying nice things about her because she threatened to cut you with her knees.

\ btw, where is this village? I'd very much like to visit
 
2017-04-18 07:25:32 PM  

mongbiohazard: I do have to say, I wish when they cast for characters who are tough females that they'd spend more time looking for someone believably tough looking.


E.g.:
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-18 07:47:48 PM  

dready zim: The first one will always be special, the later ones are more ordinary.

.img.fark.net



Best cosplay EVAR:

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-18 08:01:03 PM  

Theaetetus: mongbiohazard: I do have to say, I wish when they cast for characters who are tough females that they'd spend more time looking for someone believably tough looking.

E.g.:
[img.fark.net image 850x478]


That's a good example. She looks like she could actually believably be in a fistfight.

Angelina Jolie looks like she'd break her wrists trying to open an especially difficult container of yoghurt, but she's been cast as an action heroine a bunch of times...
 
2017-04-18 08:07:38 PM  

Tired_of_the_BS: /you sit/squat on your haunches, not your 'hanches'.  You launch a boat, you don't 'lanch' it.


those words are all unrelated, other than they rhyme.
 
2017-04-18 08:17:35 PM  
So many Farkers here who haven't played the new games. She doesn't start out being an ass whooping, rock climbing badass.

****VERY MILD SPOILERS****

She's a college student who gets shipwrecked on a cursed island and has to fight for survival. She doesn't need to look like an MMA fighter.
 
2017-04-18 08:40:59 PM  
mongbiohazard:
Angelina Jolie looks like she'd break her wrists trying to open an especially difficult container of yoghurt, but she's been cast as an action heroine a bunch of times...

Modern-day Jolie, sure, but back in the day, i could easily buy her being sorta tough.
She's essentially morphed into Mother Teresa, so unfair to judge that version of her.

I remember people were complaining about the same thing about the British gal in Rogue One.  Again..i thought she was fine... She didn't do anything too extraordinary that it became unbelievable.

If we are going to make these claims, we should be careful then to hold guys should be held to the same standard then....  Would 5'8" Stallone really be able to go toe to toe with Hulk Hogan or Dolph Lundgren?
 
2017-04-18 09:05:03 PM  

gopher321: I was watching The Man From UNCLE this past weekend. She's a cute one. She sure can't make the character any worse after whatsherface did.


She was pretty in that movie. She is gorgeous in "The Danish Girl" and "The Light Between Oceans"

I agree that she is quite tiny for the role but because of her I will go see this movie. Her face is gorgeous and she can act.
 
KIA
2017-04-18 09:06:40 PM  

Mr Tarantula: She doesn't need to look like an MMA fighter.


But... and I'm just spitballing here... what if she *did* look like someone athletic who could take or give a punch?

cdn.collider.com
 
2017-04-18 09:28:50 PM  

Mr Tarantula: So many Farkers here who haven't played the new games. She doesn't start out being an ass whooping, rock climbing badass.

****VERY MILD SPOILERS****

She's a college student who gets shipwrecked on a cursed island and has to fight for survival. She doesn't need to look like an MMA fighter.


Does she later return to Starling City to fight crime and have angsty relationship drama?
 
2017-04-18 10:09:03 PM  

fusillade762: Mr Tarantula: So many Farkers here who haven't played the new games. She doesn't start out being an ass whooping, rock climbing badass.

****VERY MILD SPOILERS****

She's a college student who gets shipwrecked on a cursed island and has to fight for survival. She doesn't need to look like an MMA fighter.

Does she later return to Starling City to fight crime and have angsty relationship drama?


My name is Laura Croft. After five years on a hellish island....
 
2017-04-18 10:10:22 PM  

Mr Tarantula: So many Farkers here who haven't played the new games. She doesn't start out being an ass whooping, rock climbing badass.

****VERY MILD SPOILERS****

She's a college student who gets shipwrecked on a cursed island and has to fight for survival. She doesn't need to look like an MMA fighter.


Not to mention she spends most of her time ruining various mooks' day with a bow and flaming arrow. At least that's how I roll in the game.
 
2017-04-18 10:35:05 PM  

Tired_of_the_BS: FlashHarry: a bandage staunches a wound on her right arm

IT'S "STANCHES," NOT "STAUNCHES," YOU DOLT!

I'm old. To staunch a wound works for me; as well as throw down the gauntlet.

/you sit/squat on your haunches, not your 'hanches'.  You launch a boat, you don't 'lanch' it.


I'll tell you a secret.  The dressing on the salad you ate for lunch wasn't ranch... it was raunch.

/eeeeeeeew
 
2017-04-18 10:48:15 PM  
Jesus you people with your breast size crap.  Grow the fark up.  How'd you like it if every time a male actor was playing an iconic role women all sat around and said, nah his dick is too small for this part.  Assholes.
 
2017-04-18 11:01:08 PM  
Close enough subby.
 
2017-04-18 11:20:01 PM  

cew-smoke: Jesus you people with your breast size crap.  Grow the fark up.  How'd you like it if every time a male actor was playing an iconic role women all sat around and said, nah his dick is too small for this part.  Assholes.


How exactly do you justify putting breasts and penises in the same category?  One is a primary sex organ, and the other is not.  Nobody is complaining that her labia are too small, and I think we'd all agree that you wouldn't cast, say, DJ Qualls as He-Man because I mean... look at his pecs...

vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2017-04-18 11:21:11 PM  

cew-smoke: Jesus you people with your breast size crap.  Grow the fark up.  How'd you like it if every time a male actor was playing an iconic role women all sat around and said, nah his dick is too small for this part.  Assholes.


I think the male actor equivalent to breast size is the muscular abs, and yes, people do say "he doesn't have the sixpack/abs to play that role" every once in a while. If body type didn't matter, then everyone would be just fine with Jack Black playing a romantic lead in an action/romance film.
 
2017-04-19 07:23:14 AM  

cew-smoke: Jesus you people with your breast size crap.  Grow the fark up.  How'd you like it if every time a male actor was playing an iconic role women all sat around and said, nah his dick is too small for this part.  Assholes.


Obviously Chris Helmsworth gets his roles because hold his acting abilities...
 
2017-04-19 07:26:08 AM  
Of his. Stupid phone.
 
2017-04-19 08:11:43 AM  

FlashHarry: Also, her boobs are too small.

/harumph!


She just hasn't found the Bust of the First Woman yet.
 
2017-04-19 09:17:28 AM  

Flab: cew-smoke: Jesus you people with your breast size crap.  Grow the fark up.  How'd you like it if every time a male actor was playing an iconic role women all sat around and said, nah his dick is too small for this part.  Assholes.

Obviously Chris Helmsworth gets his roles because hold his acting abilities...


He kind of does. He's got the comedy chops to do roles outside of big action blockbusters.
 
2017-04-19 09:18:07 AM  
Also:

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-19 10:19:04 AM  
how can you not see her as Lara Croft 

Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander in talent show for kids (TV4)
Youtube s1dCi1IGuDI
 
2017-04-19 01:58:35 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Mr Tarantula: So many Farkers here who haven't played the new games. She doesn't start out being an ass whooping, rock climbing badass.

****VERY MILD SPOILERS****

She's a college student who gets shipwrecked on a cursed island and has to fight for survival. She doesn't need to look like an MMA fighter.

Not to mention she spends most of her time ruining various mooks' day with a bow and flaming arrow. At least that's how I roll in the game.


Also, why would she look like an MMA fighter?
This wasn't planned, she didn't know that she would have to defend herself like that, it just happened so why would she have trained to the point that she looked an MMA fighter?

I used the bow just about every time, you could always get the arrows back..  Well, unless you missed horribly and this was on the hardest setting.  After a while, it was very, very rare for me to NOT use the bow.
I had bullets to spare when I beat the game.
I got the special edition that came with the dol.... Action Figure.
 
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