Controversy arose over the weekend when an internet personality claimed Alicia Vikander had breasts that were way too small to be portrayed in true Lara Croft form for the new Tomb Raider reboot. The social media musing currently has over 2,000 comments, most of them slamming the comments and ironically, making fun of the body types of some of the people responding in the thread. Tomb Raider opens this weekend and hasn't gotten the best reviews from critics who have seen the movie, which currently has a 52 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Amazing Atheist took to Twitter over the weekend to complain about Alicia Vikander's breasts as Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie. The comments section quickly turned into a warzone of people trying to stand up for Vikander. Amazing Atheist had this to say.
"Do I have to be the asshole who says her tits are too small for me to see her as Lara Croft? Do I have to be that guy? Do I have to be the one who fucking says it? I guess I do. Sorry."
While many fans were attacking the original comments, many were in agreement. Lara Croft is known as being a bit more on the voluptuous from the original video games and previous movies that had Angelina Jolie as the star. Fans of the Tomb Raider franchise quickly rushed in to reply to Amazing Atheist's comments about Alicia Vikander's body. One woman noted that when Lara Croft first came on the scene as a video game, her breasts were triangles. She explains.
"When Tomb Raider was released in 1996 (for console and PC), Lara Croft's boobs were triangular. Let's stop acting like the size/shape of a woman's breasts predict her ability to play Lara Croft. It doesn't really matter whether you see Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft... she is, deal with it."
Amazing Atheist replied to some of the hate, accusing some of the women in the comments section of "smelling their farts." The comments were obviously made to get a rise out of people and he succeeded.
On the other side of the argument, several Tomb Raider fans agreed with comments about Alicia Vikander's slim, athletic body. One Twitter user said, "Another franchise ruined by sjws... In this case, yes, when I watch a tomb raider movie, I want to see Lara Croft in all her glory." While the fans who want to see a return to the voluptuous body of Lara Croft are present, they are definitely the minority in the comments. And, as previously mentioned, many of the women who were defending Alicia Vikander's body were making fun of the appearances of some of the men commenting.
Some Tomb Raider fans brought up the simple fact that the new version of the movie is based on the 2013 game reboot, which was a lot less sexist than earlier installments. Original game developers blamed the technology at the time when Lara Croft first came on the scene, noting that they couldn't make long hair, so they had to amplify her other assets, so everybody knew that she was female. The choice ended up selling a lot more games and starting a movie franchise. Whatever the case may be, there's a big argument about Alicia Vikander's breasts raging on. You can read the post and some of the comments below, from the Amazing Atheist Guy's Twitter account.
Do I have to be the asshole who says her tits are too small for me to see her as Lara Croft? Do I have to be that guy? Do I have to be the one who fucking says it?— Amazing Atheist Guy (@amazingatheist) March 10, 2018
I guess I do. Sorry. pic.twitter.com/5CsXwYFjBb
It's based on the new games, she's not that heavy chested in them... And who cares damn it— Thomas Cognata (@Z33R0K) March 11, 2018
Kinda thought the defining factor of Lara Croft wasthe whole tomb raiding thing, but nah I guess it's having big ol boobers— Noah 💜 🎨🎶 (@Arkofalltrades) March 12, 2018
Now now...— Tickle Budgie (@Stealthy_budgie) March 12, 2018
He's probably got some big man boobies to entertain himself with in the mirror. pic.twitter.com/uSZROKkKhC