Tomb Raider

Posted: November 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

Lara Croft is the female protagonist of the Tomb Raider video game series. She is not only tough, but also widely viewed as one of the most attractive female game characters.

Lara Croft is not only extremely attractive but also seen as a positive role model for women. In 2006 she was chosen to be the spokesmodel for the Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation. In addition, she’s also the inspiration for comic books, music, etc. She’s so popular that  Guinness World Record  named her the “Most Successful Human Video game Heroine.”

So, there’s a little background history as to why the world would want to perfect actress to portray such an important figure in our society. When the movie representation of the game was in the works Producers of the film had the large responsibility of properly portraying such an iconic figure in video game culture and society as a whole. Actress Angelina Jolie was picked to play the part. Most people understand that these are huge shoes (among other things) to fill. Of course, she had to make a few tweaks in order to fit the role.

According to an interview, they added padding to her bra in order to increase the appearance of her breast size. Not only that, but there were months of rigorous training so she could not only look fit, but also do the stunts. Angelina did, however, have the independent attitude that encompasses Lara. Angelina also looks uncannily similar to Lara, which was a must since Lara is praised for being physically perfect. The movie did not do well critically, however, it was awarded as:

It is said that Angelina Jolie’s career was launched because of her role in Tomb Raider. I guess this proves that she played the role successfully since the movie . In addition, it proves that video game characters have the power to transcend the TV and have an impact in the real world.


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