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First Trailer for New 'Tomb Raider' with Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

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September 20, 2017
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Tomb Raider Movie Trailer

"Her legend begins." It's time to finally meet the new Lara Croft. Warner Bros has debuted the first official trailer for the new Tomb Raider movie, based on the popular video game series about adventurer Lara Croft. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft this time around, playing a young woman living in London who decides to travel to a mysterious island in an attempt to figure out what happened to her eccentric adventurer father. As expected, there is a tomb she'll raid and lots of other crazy things in this, including various video game-esque action scenes like swinging spiked logs and more. The full cast includes Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, and Alexandre Willaume. This seems like a nice follow up to WB's Wonder Woman, about another ass-kicking independent woman. I'm hoping it isn't as bad as pretty much every other video game movie, because the curse still isn't broken.

Here's the first official trailer (+ featurette / poster) for Roar Uthaug's Tomb Raider, from WB's YouTube:

Tomb Raider Poster

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was young. Now a young woman, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can't understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn't be higher for Lara, who – against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit-must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. Tomb Raider is directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug, of the films The Wave, Escape, Magic Silver, and Cold Prey previously. The screenplay is written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Warner Bros releases Tomb Raider in theaters everywhere starting March 16th, 2018.

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Reader Feedback - 31 Comments

1

I have a feeliing this will be a nice action flick. There are a few cheesy lines (I guess that goes with this genre) and some obvious jokes (ditto), but all in all... And I like Alicia much better than Angelina, to be honest.

Joe Kundlak on Sep 20, 2017

2

I think she looks great, but let's not get carred away...you are referring to Angelina Jolie, right? Possibly the greatest female action star and the most beautiful woman in the world Angelina Jolie...now I'm getting carried away!!!

kitano0 on Sep 20, 2017

3

Thank you for indulging my hyperbole...I was a huge fan of Jolie around that time, and i have always admired her guts and beauty...as far as female action star, she was always game to do most of her stunts and was pretty fearless. Realistically, though, if there was a top female action star during that time it was probably Michelle Yeoh. As far as most beautiful woman, Beckinsale is definitely a contender, but to conjecture further on that matter is a path where madness is found!!

kitano0 on Sep 20, 2017

4

Looks like a B-grade movie. Is this really a Warner Bros big movie?

boball on Sep 20, 2017

5

Ugh.. Enjoyed the two newest games, but this does not look good. Vikander is always pleasing to the eye though.

Efterklang on Sep 20, 2017

6

This looks like a fun action film. I'm glad they are using the latest games as source material because they were so great. Vikander looks good in the role too. Definitely hoping for the best with this one. Peter Pan would definitely disagree with Daniel Wu's character... https://youtu.be/3qoLdMoWmXw?t=5

David Diaz on Sep 20, 2017

7

The behind the scenes clip is great. Got me even more excited than the trailer. Looks like they did a lot practically on set.

David Diaz on Sep 20, 2017

8

You can seriously watch the trailer and say that?

txJM on Sep 20, 2017

9

Looks pretty generic on every level....

TheOct8pus on Sep 20, 2017

10

I understand video games adaptations needs to finds its landing in the movie industry, x this looks to be at least good; however this does looks very bland. Really looks like the cutscenes from the first game remake in 2013. Poor Alicia.

Brandon Cole on Sep 20, 2017

11

Well, at least you know Goggins will be solid.

grimjob on Sep 20, 2017

12

He hasn't been solid since the first season of Justified.

txJM on Sep 20, 2017

13

Have you seen him in VICE PRINCIPALS? His comedic acting is fantastic.

DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2017

14

You said "solid", not "a clown"

txJM on Sep 20, 2017

15

You don't think comedic acting is as difficult as dramatic? It takes extreme skill.

DAVIDPD on Sep 21, 2017

16

Oh, really? Then why is Kevin Hart still acting?

txJM on Sep 21, 2017

17

Completely disagree.

grimjob on Sep 20, 2017

18

Matter of opinion

txJM on Sep 20, 2017

19

Indeed.

grimjob on Sep 21, 2017

20

But it sounds like he isn't doing his deep Southern drawwwllll.

DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2017

21

Another lame attempt to capitalize on a gaming franchise. PASS.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 20, 2017

22

Hell no!

FuziJuzi on Sep 20, 2017

23

Well, films are mostly trash these days. So, I know this is pointless story, but I'll watch it first time I get free chance on tv, cable or something like that ...

shiboleth on Sep 20, 2017

24

Considering the grit and pain the newer games put you thru, I'm surprised this movie (via trailer) looks so campy. Lara trains and discovers her abilities, she doesn't just have them by magic.

backwardsprogress on Sep 20, 2017

25

Oh-la-la! I should be mad at it but I'm not. Looks okay. I will definitely wait for VoD though.

DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2017

26

I don't know if you're very familiar with the Tomb Raider video game franchise, but the original Lara Croft was kind of (in)famous for having rather large chesticles, and I suppose that's why some people are complaining. The thing is this movie is based on the 2013 reboot of said franchise, where Lara Croft has a very similar body to Alicia Vikander in this trailer. So she certainly looks the part imo. So yeah, the people complaining about that are just ignorant.

Efterklang on Sep 20, 2017

27

Yeah, it might be that they just don't know about the "new" Lara Croft and how her looks differ to the old one. I found a funny picture comparing the old and new, where you can see how silly and unrealistic the body of the older version is, and you can also see the new one which this movie is based on. If embed works in this comment section. http://www.howmanly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Laras-compared_-Game-Informer.jpg

Efterklang on Sep 20, 2017

28

I tried replying to you last night with a picture comparing the different versions of Lara Croft, but they deleted my comment. Anyways, the people complaining most likely aren't up to date on this particular fact, I'm guessing.

Efterklang on Sep 21, 2017

29

Not deleted! Just got caught in moderation. It's approved and public now. 🙂 Carry on...

Alex Billington on Sep 21, 2017

30

Ah, ok, I thought maybe you didn't allow embedded pictures or something. Thanks!

Efterklang on Sep 21, 2017

31

Meh.

JohnDoeB on Sep 20, 2017

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