Tomb Raider should have been a great film. I wanted to watch it because I like films with bows and arrows in them, and Tomb Raider has an arrow in the logo. I fell asleep.
Big film franchises keep dragging out stories over 2 or more films when they only have enough story for a single movie. Some fans, such as actor Topher Grace, are fighting back.
I’ve been thinking about the new Bumblebee movie. Bumblebee is not an especially thought-provoking film. It’s a film about a giant robot who fights other giant robots, and about how he loses his memory and makes friends with a girl who helps him get it back again. Somehow, though, Bumblebee works.