First of all, it would be great if she could exist in the here and now. Today's world. Not the future, or some kind of Underworld, or a mythical town in California set upon by vampires. Usually women are allowed to be heroes in those scenarios because, duh, it's not real. It's fine for a woman to be strong and know how to shoot to kill if werewolves or aliens are involved. She might even do it in her underwear, like Ripley.Read more
Some interesting thoughts here, though the writer lost me when s/he wrote, "Gugu Mbatha-Raw was completely captivating as a brilliant, sexy, capable spy in J.J. Abrams' short-lived series Undercovers. She'd be an awesome Lara Croft. So would Noomi Rapace, who played Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Maggie Q from the CW's Nikita would also be an inspired choice." Er, no... Firstly, Undercovers was awful, and fully-deserved to be canceled. And much though I like both Rapace and Q, I can't think of many less suited to be Lara Croft. It needs a well-defined physical
presence - and I'm not just talking about the breasts - which neither Rapace nor Q possess.