Films Based On Video Games

Dog’s Movie House: “Tomb Raider” Streamlined Reboot!

Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog with a look at the new Tomb Raider Movie!

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider”



Video game movies have been really hard to do well.  Even the most successful have their share of faults.  “Mortal Kombat” and Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider movies are often considered high points of the sub-genre but the bar has admittedly been set fairly low.  Still, with the video games themselves becoming more and more cinematic in nature, you have to figure somebody in Hollywood’s gonna get it right eventually.   With that in mind, this new Tomb Raider reboot is not perfect but it has a lean pace, a more than serviceable origin story, and strong performances from star Alicia Vikander and Walton Goggins.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Agent 47” More Of A Sleep Agent Then Anything Else!

Rupert Friend as Agent 47 in "Hitman: Agent 47"

Rupert Friend as Agent 47 in “Hitman: Agent 47”



Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog!



Videogame movies are almost impossible to pull off.  It seems that the filmmakers forget that just having gamers’ favorite characters onscreen is not enough to ensure a good movie.  You still have to deal with little things like plot, acting, and decent cinematography.  Unfortunately, “Hitman: Agent 47” continues that trend, turning what could have been an amusing B movie concept into a loud, lumbering, clichéd bore. Continue reading