CanCinema’s Croft takes a shot at recreating the gritty action of the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot.
Tomb Raider came back in a big way in 2013 thanks to a gritty reboot that, despite a few flaws here and there, was largely considered to be pretty fantastic. It should be no surprise that the game earned some fans, some of whom have taken to fashioning their own content based on the game.
Case in point, the folks at CanCinema recently released Croft, a twenty minute fan film based on the game. Boasting some very decent production value and acting, it follows Lara as she fights her way through a pack of nondescript baddies holding her friends hostage. The thing is action packed pretty much from start to finish and, while there is a bit of unfortunate shaky cam in a couple of spots, it’s overall really well done and very exciting. If nothing else, it at least captures the more violent and brutal tone exuded by the game.
The ending is a bit on the wonky side, but overall if you’re a fan of the new Tomb Raider or would just enjoy a short dose of no-holds-barred action, you could do a heck of a lot worse than this. Watch the video and let us know what you think. Does this capture the essence of Tomb Raider or does it miss the mark?