In recent years there has been a trend to make horror and thriller films that build in to long sagas with an extended mythos. Often, these films start with an interesting idea that is then complicated to enable a series of sequels and prequels. This not only hurts the initial film but leads to monotonous and repetitive future instalments.
Fantasy & Gothic Blog
Video games have always had a difficult time successfully transitioning to the big screen, but, in an underwhelming reboot for the Tomb Raider, the film does manage to remember its video game roots quite well.