|Originally posted by Dusty Chalk
With regards to her ability to act -- I'm sure she can, but there wasn't a whole lot of it going on in the first Tomb Raider.
Your mistake was in choosing to watch Tomb Raider after having seen the trailers. If it had turned out to be remotely interesting, I'd have been amazed.
As for attractiveness: I'm really uncomfortable calling any woman unattractive. In the first place, if I say as much, that's only my opinion. In the second place, I'm not simply expressing an opinion, I'm insulting her. In the third place, I don't consider myself attractive enough to be throwing stones. In the fourth place, I tend to think almost all women are attractive if you look at them correctly. In the fifth place, I have a hard time believing that the men who call movie stars and models unattractive wouldn't praise Jesus if they found themselves in a long-term relationship with anyone who looked that good and was in that kind of condition.
This is a question of being decent to other people, not sexism, since women make the same uncharitable surface-level assessments as men (though not yelling the assessment on a street corner wins most women a few bonus points).