Why The Movie ‘Tomb Raider’ Is a pretty important Moment for Women’s Sports

The Movie ‘Tomb Raider’ Is a pretty important Moment for Women’s Sports A blog about the impact women’s sports will have on young girls and how female athletes create positive changes in society.

I was 8 years old when I played my first video game. It was Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis, and I would play it for hours at a time. I had no idea as a kid that video games weren’t for girls, so I just kept playing them throughout my whole life.

My favorite game of all time is Tomb Raider, which was initially released in 1996. I would come home from school around 3p to play this game because it was one of the few that were available at our local Blockbuster Video store (do you remember those days?).

I’m sure you can imagine how pumped I was to hear that Angelina Jolie would play Lara Croft in 2001’s Tomb Raider: The Movie! The film was pretty great, and I’ve watched it multiple times since its release. But as a young girl who didn’t know anything about movies or movie-making, I never thought that making this film would be as hard as it turned out to be for Jolie.

In an interview with Le Figaro, Jolie recounted some

The movie Tomb Raider is a pretty important moment for women’s sports.

I’ve been saying this for the past three months, and it’s been a hard sell. Until now, I haven’t had a lot of people to agree with me. I’ve caught some flak from those who find the movie demeaning because it objectifies women and fetishizes Lara Croft’s body. And maybe they’re right (I haven’t seen it). But that doesn’t change the fact that Tomb Raider is great for women’s sports. In fact, I think we’re going to look back on this as a watershed moment.

It’s about more than just one woman in a skintight outfit beating up bad guys. It’s about the way she does it. She does it like an athlete, with strength, agility and power. And that’s a huge deal for young girls who are growing up playing soccer, basketball and tennis and who want their heroes to be athletes like them.

“If you have little girls who are watching this movie, they’re seeing someone do things that their heroes might do,” says Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota. “She’s an athlete; she compet

The new “Tomb Raider” movie starring Alicia Vikander is out in theaters this weekend, and it’s a pretty important moment for women’s sports.

Now, I’m not going to review the movie here, as I haven’t seen it yet — I’ll leave that to someone else. But I will say that the movie’s set up isn’t all that different from one of mine and Laura Hillenbrand’s favorite movies, “Castaway,” where Tom Hanks plays a FedEx exec who crashes on a deserted island and has to fight for survival.

In both movies, the main character is simply trying to survive — although Tom Hanks’ character is still working towards some end or finish line, whereas Vikander’s Lara Croft is simply trying to stay alive in a hostile environment.

But the two characters’ journeys are strikingly similar. Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were stuck on a deserted island? If you were cast away somewhere — forced to survive everything nature could throw at you? Well, I have. And so have many other people. It’s an interesting thought experiment: What would you do? How would you respond? What skills and strengths would be necessary for survival?

In the film version of “Castaway,” Tom

This weekend, thousands of girls will flock to movie theaters to watch Angelina Jolie play Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider.”

Despite the fact that the movie (and the game on which it’s based) are popular with young girls and boys alike, most of the reviews have focused on how sexy Lara Croft is. A few have even dismissed her as a poor role model for young girls.

But “Tomb Raider” actually offers a very positive message for kids–male and female alike. In the movie, Lara Croft isn’t just a pretty face. She’s tough and smart, and she has no problem dispatching bad guys in hand-to-hand combat. She also follows her own path, independent of the men in her life.

Sure, she’s a fantasy heroine–but she’s an active female fantasy heroine, one who is strong and able rather than sexually submissive. And that’s a pretty important moment for women’s sports.

Last night, I went to see the new Tomb Raider movie. If you haven’t seen it (and you should), here is a quick description: Lara Croft is a young woman who is trying to take over her father’s company. She has been raised as an Independent woman who does not need anyone to help her and has spent years traveling the world on her own. She ends up in this competition with other heirs to find her father’s secret tomb and prove she deserves to be next in line for his empire.

The first thing that struck me when I saw the trailer was how much they changed around the original story of Lara Croft. The video game version was a sexy, overly confident and cocky woman who would throw on a tight black outfit and take down any enemy she came across. And while the new version still holds some of those traits, they have added a level of complexity that made me want to leave my house and go to the theater at 8:30pm on a Tuesday night.

What I enjoyed most about this film was that it portrayed what I believe is the true purpose of women’s sports – empowering women to be strong, confident and fearless. Yes, there are many reasons why people love watching women compete in athletics, but for me,

Lara Croft is one of the most popular video game characters of all time, and she’s getting a reboot. The iconic action-adventure hero was first introduced in 1996 by Eidos Interactive, and has gone on to be listed on multiple top 10 lists for best female video game characters. She was even named a “sex symbol” by Guinness World Records in 2006.

Now, 20 years after the original Tomb Raider game was released, Lara Croft is being re-imagined for a new audience. This time, she’ll appear on the big screen in an action adventure movie based on her early days as an explorer. The film will be released March 16, 2018.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was originally released in 2001 with Angelina Jolie playing the lead role of Lara Croft. That movie grossed $274 million worldwide and spawned a sequel, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, that was also well received by critics and fans alike.

Now Alicia Vikander will take over the role as Lara Croft in the new film that is sure to be an action-packed thrill ride. While the costumes will likely not feature sport bras like we see in the video games, we

“When I was a kid, I played sports because it was fun,” says Ross Greenburg, former president of HBO Sports, who has produced more than 100 documentaries. “But I thought the only way to make a living was to play for the New York Yankees.”

Greenburg says he remembers being at a ballgame with his children and hearing a girl say that she wanted to play for the Yankees when she grew up. “I said, ‘No, you don’t. You want to play for the Yankees.’ She said she wanted to be Derek Jeter.”

“I’m thinking: It’s no longer just boys who are going to aspire to be professional athletes,” Greenburg says. “It’s girls.”

The reason Greenburg cites is that female role models in sports have become increasingly accessible and visible. For example, the WNBA is now in its 21st season. And while it’s not as high-profile as its male counterpart, it has long had a loyal following and expanded its audience during this year’s Olympics in Rio.

Women’s soccer also got a boost during the Olympics, which generated excitement among young players like 11-year-old Lola Soto of New Jersey. Soto says her favorite player is Alex Morgan of the

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